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New Premier League And Champions League Balls Make Us Desperate For Spring

Looking for a new ball after this hellish cold snap eventually gives way to springtime? Look no further because both Nike (2020-21 Premier League) and adidas (2021 Champions League Final) have released new balls celebrating the business end of their respective competitions.

To celebrate the final third of the 2020-21 Premier League, Nike has released its third ball of the campaign. As darkness gives way to light and frost yields to regrowth, so to is the Premier League’s yellow Hi-Viz ball giving way to the latest Nike Flight creation.

NWSL Gives The People What They Want: Flannels And Masks

The National Women’s Soccer League has grown tremendously even through a time of a world shut down. Not only does it supply the world with quality female footballers, but it also gives the people what they want. Flannels and masks have arrived in the NWSL shop and the fans are ecstatic. 

When It’s Time To Go Outside Again, Consider Wearing The New América Third Jersey

Liga MX returned this past weekend with Club América securing all three points thanks to Sebastián Córdova’s dramatic winner against Atlético San Luis. After an unkind finish to 2020 — including defeats to Chivas in the Apertura quarterfinals and LAFC in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals — América is looking to rejuvenate itself through new manager Santiago Solari.

Mbappé And LeBron James Team Up For Special Edition Of LeBron 18 Sneakers

Kylian Mbappé and LeBron James caused a stir on the internet Tuesday when the two sports superstars suddenly swapped profile pictures on Instagram. 

For a moment, fans speculated if the changing of pictures was foreshadowing an Mbappé transfer to Liverpool as James is part of the Reds’ ownership group. ESPN FC stirred the pot a little more by repeating the rumor on Twitter.

Chronicles Of The Crest: Manchester United

The Manchester United crest is a symbol recognized around the world. Here’s a look at its evolution.

Founded in 1878, the club was originally called “Newton Heath L&YR F.C.” and their colors were yellow and green.

The team was created by the department of railway depots and the players were railroad workers.

In 1902 the club was officially renamed “Manchester United.”

Their new crest was taken from the Manchester coat of arms.

By the 1940’s the logo we know today began to take shape. 

The center shield featured a ship and a devil.

The Reason Why Some Clubs Throw Stars On Their Badge While Others Refuse

With the Laws of the Game going back nearly 160 years, it’s interesting to look at the ways in which things have been codified, historicized and transposed. One particular offshoot has been the use of stars above team crests. What are the stars above football badges? On the one hand, the answer is exceptionally simple, but like I said, we’ve had some interesting developments and deployments over the years.

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