Should Soccer Players Wear Shin Guards?

Soccer players, for whatever reason, generally do not like wearing shin guards. It's weird. Many players go for the smallest possible shin guards in order to maximize unprotected shin surface area. Maybe it's like a weird masculine thing. I don't know.

What I do know is shin guards exist to protect one's shins from harm, and not wearing them is a fool's errand. Getting kicked in the shin hurts more than getting kicked in many other body parts, and soccer provides ample oportunity for getting kicked in the shins. You should wear shin guards so your shins don't get hurt.

Nike Launches New Unbelievable Fast AF Pack

Nike has officially released the new Fast AF pack. Wipe that smile off your face, Fast AF stands for "Audacious Football," obviously.

As you can see, Nike opted to label it's new cleat collection "football" rather than "soccer" in the U.S.  

This has some people wondering whether Nike is trying to change the norm.

The Nike AF pack features three boot models: Hypervenom, Magista Obra II and Tiempo Leged 7.

The 18 Funniest Soccer Gifts You Can Buy Today

Not every gift needs to be good. Not every gift needs to be well-received by its owner. Not every gift needs to make the receiver feel joy and good cheer. Some gifts must enrage the person who gets them, in turn causing the giver to laugh themselves silly. Some gifts must necessarily be bad, because are you really friends with someone if you don't spend every waking second trying to annoy them?

The 18 Best Soccer Gifts For Coaches

Everyone loves getting gifts, and soccer coaches are no exception. Sure, they coach for the love of the game, but everybody likes to be appreciated. Whether it's the holidays, a birthday or the end of a long season, show your coach you care with one of the best soccer gifts for coaches. There's something on this list for every coach at every level, from the most recreational of recreational teams to the most competitive of competitive teams.

The 18 Best Soccer Inspired Gifts For Gamers

Shopping for someone who loves video gamers? Look no further. We've compiled a soccer-inspired guide of the best gifts for gamers in 2017-2018 that will take their gaming space to the next level.

The Best Soccer Gifts For Premier League Fans In 2017-2018

The holiday season is one of the busiest times in the Premier League season. Therefore, it's the perfect time to get a Premier League-themed gift for the soccer fan in your life. We at The18 love the Premier League, so we compiled a list of the best Premier League gifts you can buy. There's something for everyone here, from the casual onlooker to the die-hard ultra. 

The 18 Best Soccer Gifts For Kids (2017-2018 Guide)

Soccer is increasingly a young person’s game. More and more focus is being put on youth soccer to create the next Lionel Messi, Christian Pulisic or Mallory Pugh. So what do you give as a gift for the budding soccer star in your life? We here at The18 have put together a list of the 18 best soccer gifts for kids to answer just that question.

The 18 Best World Cup Inspired Gift Ideas For 2017-2018

Shopping for someone who becomes animated at the mere mention of next summer's World Cup? Look no further. We've compiled a guide with the best World Cup inspired gifts for fanatics in 2017-2018.

The 18 Best Gifts For Soccer Players (2017-2018 Guide)

Shopping for someone who is constantly trying to improve their game? Look no further. We've compiled a guide of the best gifts for soccer players in 2017-2018 that will take their game to the next level.

Your 2017-2018 Guide To The Best Soccer Gifts Online

Whether you're reading this during the holiday season, or just before your best friend's birthday, we know why you're here. You've been racking your brain to figure out what on earth you’re going to get that special soccer fan or player in your life – whether that person is a family member, friend, significant other, coach, teacher, boss, estranged lover or mortal enemy. If only there were some sort of guide to the best soccer gifts online to help you find presents for everyone on your list. Oh wait, there is. This is it.