Nike today officially launched the new US home shirt for the 2010 World Cup at a media event in
New York City which featured Walter Bahr, the legendary American soccer player who played in the
1950 match against England when they won 1-0 in the biggest shock in World Cup history.
The USA World Cup home shirt is now available to order.
The Usual Team Will Be Joined By Some Special Guests
Fans in Britain looking forward to the up and coming World Cup were delighted today to hear the
BBC announce their World Cup coverage team. One of the most respected players to never play in the
Premiership by England fans, Clarence Seedorf, will be in the presence of former world cup winner
and a man familiar to many Tottenham fans, Jurgen Kilnsmann.
I've been watching and reading a few things from America the past few months and it seems that
the States is really excited for this up coming world cup. I remember watching the Colbert Report
where Colbert was talking to one of the soccer pundits about America's chances (the name escapes me
unfortunately) and everyone seemed really confident that the USA could do it this summer.
The World Cup is golden, and now the ball used in the final will be as well.
FIFA and adidas unveiled the JO'BULANI on Tuesday, a tribute version of the JABULANI ball that
will be used for the other matches in South Africa this summer.
According to the press release,Â "the name JO'BULANI is inspired by the name JABULANI, meaning
"to celebrate" in isiZulu, one of the eleven official languages of the Republic of South Africa,
and which is spoken by almost 25 percent of the population.
Coca-Cola has launched its commercial for the 2010 World Cup which features Cameroon star Roger
Entitled "History Of Celebration," the commercial highlights the dance by Milla from the 1990
World Cup and how he started a trend of World Cup stars coming up with creative dances after they
score a goal in the biggest tournament on earth.
Puma has released a TV commercial to promote its brand for the 2010 World Cup. And it is,
without a doubt, my favorite World Cup commercial of all that I have seen so far.
"The spot is homage to the soul of the game of football. Shot on location in Angola, Ghana and
The Ivory Coast and soundtracked by â€˜Going On' by Gnarls Barkley, it features PUMA players Samuel
Eto'o, Gervinho, Emmanuel Eboue and Mohammed Zidan," according to magazine Cretique.
Mainstream America is in for a massive surprise this summer. While most of us are well aware of
how much bigger soccer is in this country thanks to the explosion of the Internet, the news hasn't
reached Mainstreet USA.
Most average Americans still think they live in a country where soccer is third world sport.
Italians are commonly referred to as feisty and passionate people, and if the past two decades
of Serie A is anything to go by, where footballing matters are regularly debated in the Italian
Parliament, then it's clear that these labels are justified.