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Barcelona-Manchester United Match Stunningly Turns Into Real Madrid-Manchester City

Fans showed up en masse at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, to watch Barcelona play Manchester United on Wednesday night. What they saw on the pitch looked more like Manchester City against Real Madrid.

One team in light blue played against another in white. 

In the end, the team in light blue (Manchester City, we presume), beat the team in white (Real Madrid?) 1-0. 

Why Do Soccer Players Swap Jerseys?

The year is 1931. Ghandi has been released from prison. The Empire State Building has just been completed in New York City, and France has just earned its first-ever international victory over England.

The two nations faced off in Paris with England representing the big bully and France the underdog. Despite the odds, Les Bleus pulled off the upset, recording their first win against their rivals with a commanding 5-2 result. The French were jubilant after the win — they had literally beaten the Three Lions at their own game.

Fan-Designed Adidas Third Kits Blow Everything Else Out Of The Water

For years now, dedicated fans and wanna-be designers have been mocking up jerseys that are infinitely better than what Nike, adidas and the rest continually roll out. It’s the fans that pay around $100 for these annual threads, but it often seems like jersey manufacturers go out of their way to mess things up.

“You guys always wear vertical stripes? Okay, we’ll make them horizontal.”

“The jersey is always just predominately red? Okay, we’ll throw in some black, white, yellow and blue for good measure.”

Watch Barcelona Transform Bougie NYC Hotel Room Into Stanky Equipment Locker

If you saw the bellboy wheeling a few of these metallic cases down the hall, each clearly denoted as hands off material with a dozen locks keeping its contents guarded, you’d probably react like Ludacis in “Rollout (My Business)”: what in the world is in that bag, what you got in that bag?

For the FC Barcelona roadies, it’s a pair of one of a kind adidas Nemeziz 17s handcrafted especially for Lionel Messi, the latest range of Blaugrana training gear and Andre Gomes under lock and key.

Here’s Why The USMNT’s Gold Cup Additions Will Have Weird Jersey Numbers

It’s like Superman wearing a green cape or Cristiano Ronaldo without perfectly manicured hair — there’s just something off. 

When the U.S. plays in the Gold Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, a few national team veterans won’t look quite right in the red, white and blue. Their numbers will be all wrong.

When Bruce Arena called up a few of his top veterans to bolster the USMNT for the Gold Cup knockout rounds, Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley and others joined a squad that had already doled out the first 23 jersey numbers. 

Memo Ochoa Now Has Something In Common With Andres Iniesta And Steven Gerrard

New Standard Liege keeper Memo Ochoa has revealed his squad number, and we can conclude two things: one, Standard Liege love puns and two, they have no use for squad number conventions.

German DFL Makes Stupid Decision To Reject The Year’s Best Kit

It’s been 36 years since Holstein Kiel played in Germany’s second division, but promotion following the 2016-17 season will see them in 2. Bundesliga having been in the fourth division as recently as 2012-13.

To celebrate the achievement and their new partnership with Puma, the German sportswear company designed a beautiful away kit celebrating the city’s standing as one of the major maritime centers of Germany. Kiel is located on the Kieler Forde, an 11 mile long inlet formed during the Ice Age.

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