The U.S. Women’s National Team continues making history now by way of star forward Alex Morgan becoming the first woman to star on the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA franchise.
Weeks ago brought the news that FIFA 16 will allow users to play as Women’s National Teams for the first time in the FIFA franchise. Players can choose from 12 teams and compete* in Match Day, an Offline Tournament, and Online Friendly Matches.
Available teams: Germany, USA, France, Sweden, England, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, China, Italy, Mexico.
*Women’s National Teams compete exclusively against other Women’s National Teams.
FIFA 16 is due out September 2015 and will be available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 3.
From the adidas release: “Today adidas unveiled the Pibe de Barr10, inspired by the Barrio of Las Heras, Rosario, where Messi learned to play the game. Designed in collaboration with Rosario-born graphic artist Ignacio Valentini, the Pibe de Barr10 pays tribute to Messi’s childhood. Fusing urban-inspired raw brush strokes with polished sleekness on the synthetic hybrid touch upper, the cleat embodies Leo Messi’s soccer style. The speed traxion stud alignment and outsole are modeled on sprinters’ spikes, to provide the speed and agility to dominate on the pitch. 360˚ DRIBBLETEX coating provides for unprecedented control. In wet or dry conditions, the ball will stick like glue.”
Said Leo Messi:
“I did leave Rosario when I was young, but I still have my people, my neighborhood, and my favorite spots. Pibe de Barr10 have a lot to do with my life, my childhood and a lot to do with me.”
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It finally happened… Lionel Messi has broken the record for most goals ever in the Spanish league after scoring a hat-trick today against Sevilla. The previous record-holder was Telmo Zarra, who held the record for nearly 60 years after scoring 251 goals throughout his career.
Messi, just 27 years old and with several good years ahead of him, came into this match needing one goal to tie the historic mark and reached it with a phenomenal free kick. The record-breaking 252nd goal for Messi (seen above) came from a give-and-go play with Neymar that Lio had to slide for to get the ball into the back of the net. The Barça man added one more tonight to extend his tally, and however many goals he makes from now on in league play will be the mark to chase.
See the 251st and 253rd goals below. Go to beIN Sports to see High-Quality videos of the goals. Read More →
World Cup 2014 just finished with Germany crowned champions in Brazil over Argentina after a beautiful goal from Mario Götze. But now that we have a new champion, let’s look back at the 10 best goals of this tournament, as chosen by POD, which includes wonder strikes from the best stars from all corners of the world.
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Today is Lionel Messi’s birthday and adidas has decided to help the phenom celebrate by unveiling a special edition of the boots/shoes the Argentina international sports. Messi first tried on his new boots in training on his 27th birthday today, before closing out group stage play with Argentina tomorrow (June 25th) against Nigeria in Porto Alegre.
The new boots are a birthday edition of the adizeroTM f50 Messi boots with with a new color scheme of green, blue, pink, orange and white, along with the iconic adidas three stripes.
A total of just 27 pairs of the special edition “Messi Birthday Boots” were made – celebrating each year of Messi’s life – with two exclusive signed pairs to be given away on a competition by @teammessi on his birthday.
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We’re just weeks away from the biggest show on earth that comes every four years. Why not add one of the world’s most popular entertainers into the mix with the World Cup, right? That’s what adidas did when they brought in Kanye West for their “The Dream” Campaign for the World Cup. There’s no title to the track but we’re thinking it might be called “God Level”. The ad features some of the most exiting futbol players that you’ll catch in this year’s tournament rocking the adidas badge as well as Kanye’s track. Peep it above.
Over the weekend, Lionel Messi broke the record for most goals for FC Barcelona and to help commemorate this occasion, adidas have announced the exclusive and limited edition “Messi 371.” A series of only 371 pairs of adidas adizero f50 Messi boots will be released to celebrate the Argentinian’s record-breaking 371 club goals in all competitions.
For the first time for adidas kicks, each pair will feature a different design on the left and right foot, inspired by Messi´s goal scoring stats, separating the percentage of goals he’s scored with his left foot, right foot and head. The boots also carry the unmistakable Messi boot customisation with the name of his son Thiago and date of birth printed on the side of the product. Each pair will be uniquely numbered #001 – #371.
The limited edition “Messi 371″ boots will feature a premium packaging for each of the 371 pairs, including a 20 page commemorative booklet detailing the magnitude of this milestone, selecting five of Messi´s most famous and important goals, with a boot inspired graphical design.
The adidas adizero f50 Messi 371 are available now for purchase in selected adidas retail outlets, associated stockists and via www.adidas.com/messi-collection.
Messi is arguably one of the best players of all time, who’s already won the Ballon d’Or four times along with breaking many records in the process further cements his place in history by scoring 371 goals at FCB at the age of just 26 in just 10 seasons at the top level.
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German sportswear powerhouse adidas has brought to light the newest boots that Argentina and FC Barcelona star, Lionel Messi will be wearing. The new boots feature four different colors: solar green, pink, solar zest and solar blue.
The new colorway has been incorporated for Messi to wear leading up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where he’ll be sporting a special white/blue Argentina colorway in his quest to his first world title.
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Mexico star Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez joins Messi on the FIFA 14 cover for USA & Mexico! The Mexican striker who plays for Manchester United, has scored 50 goals in all competitions for the English club and 35 goals for the senior Mexican National Team.
Pre-order your copy of FIFA 14 now: http://bit.ly/19F9vsj
Images of the 2013/2014 Nike kits for Spanish champions F.C. Barcelona have been released. Most importantly, the new kits eliminate the 2012/2013’s crappy-looking fading/blending effect made with the respective home and away colors, opting now for solid stripes. The Barça home kit features the same color scheme with a yellow collar, while the away kit is based on the Catalán “Senyera” flag with yellow and red stripes. See the new kits at NikeInc.com.
(101 Great Goals)
Matthew Lowton (Aston Villa) vs. Stoke City
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Usually, if a goal (in soccer) makes it to the Top 10 on Sportscenter, it’s either a slow news day or it’s a hell of a goal. Frankly, Matthew Lowton’s goal against Stoke City over the weekend was a sensational goal and a potential goal of the year candidate. A Goals of the Week list would be difficult to form without having goals from Barcelona and Real Madrid (Higuaín’s goal coming close to winning top honors this week) and this list is no different. We also have goals from Serie A, the Bundesliga and the MLS. See the rest of the goals on the list after the jump. Read More →
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (Manchester United) vs. Chelsea
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Call me biased all you want for picking yet another Manchester United goal as the Goal Of The Week, but this was just spectacular. “Chicharito” scored an excellent header to (momentarily) give his side the lead. Another goal from that match made our list, as well as goals from the Champions League, La Liga and the Brasileirão.
Hit the jump to see the rest of the best goals from the last week. Read More →