Over the past couple of weeks, MLS got back to action with a one of kind tournament in Orlando, FL at ESPN Wide World of Sports. The since dubbed “bubble” is a concept and idea (also adopted by the NBA) to restart and finish their league. I was able to get access to what I now call the “Inside of the Outside of the Inside of the Bubble” to shoot pitchside photography for a handful of matches in the group stages of the MLS Is Back tournament.
Cut to a couple of years since that first season, and SpaceX FC has grown from a company specific team, to a football club that brings together a diverse group of players from across the space industry. They are now Space United – a team of people that are literally changing the world as we know it. The future will look very different because of the work that Space United players are doing.
Even though most of us will never walk down a player tunnel, when we put on a jersey, we become part of something bigger than ourselves and we do it with proud support for the crest across our chests. On this fourth of July, I ask every US Soccer fan and supporter to take a moment and seriously reflect on what our crest, flag and nation stands for? What are the principles and values you express, support and represent every time you put on a US Soccer jersey?
So how do you possibly get an in-home viewing experience when there are no fans? No songs being sung? No crowd noise? The answer to that maybe what the folks at OZ are doing. OZ partnered with a company called RVX to “launch OZ ARENA, using innovative AR technologies that are set to bring fans from home into live broadcasts”
Having been equipped by the three stripes since 2016, with an extended $464 million dollar partnership that will see the Bianconeri outfitted in adidas through 2027, it’s almost easy to forget the Italian club’s long history with sportswear rival Nike, until we unearthed this gem from the 2006-2007 season that sparked a look back at the scandal that rocked the soccer world in the mid-2000s. The infamous Calciopoli.
Soccer forms relationships on a global scale - it connects people in numbers whether it is through a common love for a team, a rivalry, finding a best friend or a partner, or for many of us, a career.
Difficult times often bring out the best in people. This can be especially true with art. Creativity is spawned in difficult times, and this custom sneaker project from Jeff Waskowiak (aka @get.kickrich) is a shining example of that.
The Paris Saint Germain brand has taken a life of its own over the last few years. On one side you have a full-blown football club, with dedicated athletes focused on winning and on the other side you have the brand of PSG. I want to focus on the brand.