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Through our 3,000+ items of football gear. Let’s find that perfect piece made for your unique skill set.

FOR THE COMMANDING SIGNAL-CALLERS

Football Gear by Position – QuarterbacksYou can’t start talking about QB gear without mentioning the Under Armour C1Ns. Designed specifically around Cam Newton’s amazing skill set, these cleats feature a carbon outsole and plenty of ankle support — perfect for patrolling the pocket and moving the offense with ease.

Dual-threat quarterbacks will love the added freedom of movement of Nike Vapor Untouchable 2 cleats. While they have less ankle protection than the C1N, their flexible collar creates an ideal fit while Flywire cables lock your foot down. Plus, the cleats are light enough to help you dodge the rushers and scramble for a first down.

Gloves aren’t too common for signal callers, but when the weather gets bad, they can be the difference between a clean snap and a fumble. The Under Armour F5s are super-light and ultra-flexible, so that you can focus on every read and make the clutch plays.

Football By Position Quarterbacks

FOR THE JAW-DROPPING SPEEDSTERS

Football Gear by Position – Speed

First off, with over 40 colors to choose from, you can definitely find the Nike Vapor Untouchable in your team colors. But more importantly, they are fast — really fast. Mesh and synthetic skins create a breathable, light upper while the innovative cleat design is built for ideal traction during quick bursts of acceleration.

Ringing in at only 7.9 ounces, the adidas adiZero 5-Star 6.0 cleats are the lightest around. A SPRINTSKIN upper gives you a secure and stable fit while the SPRINTFRAME cleat plate features stability beams in key areas, ensuring that every step, cut, and move you make is explosive, dynamic, and unstoppable.

Nike Vapor gloves are a must for game-breaking wideouts and defensive backs. For more technical guys who want an ultra-breathable and lightweight option, it doesn’t get any better than the Vapor Knit. But if you still want that extra bit of support, the Vapor Jet is more up your alley. Either way, you’ll get Nike’s famous Magnigrip palm, which can turn those ridiculous one-handers into routine catches.

Football By Position Speed

FOR THE AGILE PLAYMAKERS

Football Gear by Position – Agility

From Flyknit to Flywire to Phylon, the Nike Alpha Menace Elite cleats are chock-full of Nike’s latest and greatest footwear technology. Why? So that you can make every spin, hurdle, and juke that much more dangerous. The cleat’s three-prong studs help you stop on a dime, change direction in a heartbeat, and break tackles on the regular.

Speed backs and backers have a perfect match in the adidas adiZero 5-Star 6.0 Mid. Just like the lows featured in the ‘Speedster’ section, these cleats are light and responsive, but they also offer a padded ankle collar and higher lacing system for added support and fit.

Whether taking on blockers or delivering big hits, your gloves need that extra bit of padding without sacrificing catchability. That’s why the Nike Superbad 4.0 gloves are the best choice. They have extended padding for hand cushioning and support while still featuring that extra-sticky Magnigrip palm.

Football By Position Agility

FOR THE VERSATILE CHESS PIECES

Football Gear by Position – Blocking

Tight ends and linebackers who dominate from sideline to sideline will love lacing up in the Under Armour Highlight Lux cleats. Comfort is key with these cleats, as they feature a Molded 4D Foam footbed for optimal cushioning, while the UA ClutchFit upper gives you unflinching support. And at Eastbay, we truly are the Home of the Highlight, with over 30 colors, including 18 exclusives.

Comfortable. Responsive. Stylish. The Nike Alpha Menace Pro Mid checks off every requirement on your list. Flywire tech and a 5/8 collar on the upper lock your foot into place comfortably, allowing you to focus on the game. The cleats are also available in 39 different colorways, including one for every pro team, so you can rep your favorite squad while ruling the gridiron.

It’s easy to see why we chose the Cutters Gamer here. Do-everything players deserve a glove that can do it all too. Cutters’ C-TACK palm is still featured here for that unbelievable grip under any weather condition, but there’s also some added padding along the fingers and back of hand. Sticky AND Supportive. Comfortable AND Light.

Football By Position Blocking

FOR THE MIGHTY TRENCH WARRIORS

Football Gear by Position – Power

No matter which side of the line you’re on, it’s always a battle in the trenches — your cleat better be a beast. Nike has stepped up their lineman cleat game with the Nike Force Savage Elite, made specifically for the big men. An extra-wide TPU plate strengthens your base and helps you explode out of your stance and into the opponent while cables along the laces wrap your foot for extra power and nastiness.

When linemen choose cleats, they often have to sacrifice their swagger. There’s no worrying about that with the adidas FREAK cleats. They’re loaded with that Three-Stripes style. But they’re not just a looker, they’ve got some serious game. Available in Mid and High options, these cleats stay light while also giving you ideal stability. For players who want to turn their toughness up to 11, we also offer Freak cleats that feature KEVLAR® reinforcement.

The IRONSKIN zones on the adidas Freak 3.0 gloves give your hands an unparalleled level of protection and padding. An elongated neoprene band offers added wrist support. A four-way stretch back of hand gives you the perfect fit and flexibility… We could go on and on, but you get the idea. These are the lineman gloves you’ve been looking for. So grab them, get out there, and dominate the line of scrimmage.

Football By Position Power

FOR THE CLUTCH KICKERS

Football Gear by Position – Kicking

This is your moment — it’s a tie game, three seconds left on the clock, the coach calls on you to attempt the longest kick of your career. Will you deliver? Well, you’ll get off to a good start with the Nike Tiempo soccer cleat. Its kangaroo leather construction is durable, reliable, and provides the ideal kicking surface.

The adidas Copa cleat has that classic look, fit, and performance you need as a kicker. The unique tongue design brings your foot closer to the football so you can launch it farther, faster, and with more control.

A great option for your plant foot is the Under Armour Spotlight football cleat. It’s style and traction is very similar to the soccer cleat you’ll rock on your kicking foot, so you can stay focused and locked in on every big moment and clutch situation.

Football By Position Kicking

A few factors must be considered when you start filling up your soccer bag with all kind of gear and apparel, these include the following: Severity of the game (i.e. how serious is this affair), and the size of your bag, weather, the size of your wallet, how hurriedly you’re packing… Let’s go down the list.

– Cleats (we’ll assume you didn’t wear your cleats on the ride to the game, you may need a spare pair of these if it’s a game of significant magnitude and if your wallet permits it)

– Extra Laces (some fashion conscious players like to switch up lace color but this is probably at the bottom of the scale when it comes to bag content)

– Field Player Gloves (if this is a cold weather game, don’t try to be the manly hero and stave off wearing gloves. Some players can’t stand the way gloves feel but if you can then you should absolutely wear them)

– Soccer Ball (a spare ball of your own never hurts to have, you can kick it about during warmups, of course this depends on how big your bag is)

– Soccer Beanie (a soccer beanie iss od to have if you’re playing outdoors and the weather’s on the cold side. These could be team sponsored beanies if it’s a serious affair or simply one representing your favorite team if it’s a less serious game where that kind of stray gear is allowed. The important thing is keeping your noggin warm)

– Full 90 Headgear (This has become increasingly important as we learn more about concussions and head trauma in sports. You won’t find this in most soccer bags BUT it’s becoming more common as players look for protection from ‘bad’ stuff.

– Guards and Wraps (soccer wraps, shin and possibly ankle guards. These are a necessity especially if you plan on keeping your legs nice and safe for later in life. The wraps also help to keep things tight and can be used on your cleats as well as your feet.)

– Soccer Socks (a spare pair of socks can come in useful especially if you’re the type of all action player who sweats on your feet a lot)

– Soccer Sandals (These are just excellent for keeping your feet loose especially if you favor your cleats on the tighter side)

– Snacks (a powerbar and some water will do, don’t go ordering chinese or pizza, nice and simple. Maybe a banana to replenish energy quickly)

Fill your soccer bag up with these things and go enjoy the game! Remember most importantly, it’s about the sport, you’re not moving to the moon! Enjoy!

Manchester United are getting ready for an exciting 2016-17 season. The club’s jerseys for the new season has hit the stores and these are now also available online for pre-order in Myntra.

United, a club in transition after Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure,have renewed hopes this season under new manager Jose Mourinho. Last 3 seasons have not been up to the club’s standards, to say the least. The Portuguese manager started off his journey with a 2-0 win versus Wigan Athletic in the first preseason game last Saturday. United have flown to China now for their preseason tour where they will face Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Galatasaray in much harder tests. Before starting off the season, Jose will be looking to use these games to get the players accustomed to his style of play and also to find his best starting line-up.

The Red Devils’ last preseason game will be the Wayne Rooney Testimonial game against Everton at Old Trafford before starting off the new season at Wembley by taking on league champions, Leicester City, on 7 august for the FA Community Shield.

United have a fresh look to their squad with some really good signings. United’s first signing was the impressive Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly for a fee of about £30 million on a four-year deal from Spanish club Villareal. Bailly had an excellent last season in La Liga and had a solid debut in the first preseason game against Wigan. Mourinho hoped the young defender would turn to be his Raphael Varane.

United’s second signing is the diminutive 27-year-old Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan who signed for the English giants after having a terrific 2015-16 season at Borussia Dortmund. Incidentally, Mkhitaryan will become the first Armenian to play in the Premier League. He also had a great debut against Wigan last Saturday. Mkhitaryan is a key piece of business for United as he will be hoping to bring the much-needed creativity in their midfield.

United’s third transfer this season is the blockbuster signing of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for free after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired. With Rooney slowly becoming more suited to a midfield role, United hoped for a number 9 and who better to get than Zlatan? The flamboyant 34-year-old has already become a fan favorite without kicking the ball in a United kit and he will be looking to keep his impressive goal-scoring record going in England too.

There are plenty of positive signs for Manchester United ahead of the new season and a lot to look forward to with a new-look team and rejuvenated hopes.

Real Madrid will look to become the first team to defend the Champions League. Here’s how they will look while doing that.

Real Madrid will look to defend the Champions League title as well topple Barcelona to La Liga glory in their aim to dominate European football. Los Blancos, led by Zinedine Zidane, will take on Real Sociedad on 21st August in their first match in the La Liga. We take a look at the home and away jerseys Real Madrid will sport in the 2016-17 season.

Home Kit

Real Madrid have already unveiled the home jersey which, as always, is predominantly white but with some subtle changes from last season.

Manufactured by Adidas, the new home shirt will have a polo neck collar with a button placket.Real Madrid had previously used the polo neck in the 2010-11 campaign when they won the Copa del Rey title under Jose Mourinho. The polo collar also bears ‘Real Madrid’ written on the back.

The distinct change in the design is the introduction of the Adidas three stripes on the sides of the shirt instead of the traditional positioning on the sleeves. Purple is the colour of the stripes as well as the trim on the sleeves.

Describing the design, Adidas said: ‘Celebrate the storied history of Los Blancos in this men’s football jersey that honours the club’s 1902 beginnings.

‘The jersey Real Madrid players wear when they take the pitch at home, this slim-fit polo style is made with recycled mesh fabric and features club details on the back collar and chest.’

The Adidas logo, in purple, is on the right side of the chest. White shorts and white socks complete the home kit.

Away Kit

For the away kit, Adidas have adopted purple as the predominant colour which has been used many times in the past and is an homage to the club’s history.

Los Blancos’ first kit in 1902 had featured purple stripes and the crown in their logo also previously bore the purple colour. The new away jersey, taking inspiration from them, is all purple with highlights in white.

Unlike the home jersey, the Adidas three stripes are placed on the shoulders instead of the sides. The shirt comes in a white crew-neck collar with the shirt sponsor and the Adidas logo in the front also in white.

The purple shirt is teamed with purple shorts and purple socks with a white trim on the latter to complete the away kit.

Soccer is perhaps one of the fastest growing sports in USA. It is also one of the simplest sports in the world.

Following are the 10 basic rules of soccer that every youth player and their parents should be aware of:

1)     A typical soccer match lasts 90 minutes, divided into two halves of 45 minutes each. Play in each half is started via a kick off. Normally there are 11 players on a team, including a goalkeeper. Following are general standards for game length followed in youth soccer for different age groups:

2) The players should always play the ball, and never the player. Every action should be directed towards controlling the ball or taking away possession, but never to stop a player or tackle him.

3) Arms and hands are the only parts of the body, not allowed to control the ball.

4) Offside: As per the rule book, when the ball is played by the teammate, if you are in front or even with the second to last defender (goalkeeper is the last defender), you are guilty of offside. It is not a foul to be in offside position but if you become involved in the play, offside will be called.

This can be a hard rule to understand. Don’t get too hung up on it. Trust the referees. Download the FIFA Laws of the Game . They have good diagrams of what is and isn’t considered offside.

5) Yellow Card typically signifies a caution and main reason for a player to receive a yellow card could be:  persistent infringement, failure to ask referee for entering or leaving the field, dissent, unsporting behavior or failure to respect required distance on a restart.

6) Red Card signifies a send-off. If a player has received a red card that means that he/she would have to immediately leave the field and the surrounding area. His/her team will have to now play with 10 players. The reasons for red card could be receiving two yellow cards in a match, serious foul play, committing a foul so that the opposing team was unable to score a goal from a very easy opportunity, spitting or violent behavior.

7) Only goalkeepers are allowed to use their hands or arms to control the ball. There is only one condition when the goalkeeper is not allowed to use their hands, when the ball is kicked back to them intentionally by any of his/her teammates. Youth leagues under 10′s don’t really enforce this rule as most of the time it isn’t an intentional pass back.

8) Direct and Indirect Free Kicks: On a direct kick you can score by kicking the ball directly into the goal. On an indirect kick you cannot score. An indirect kick must be touched by another player before it can go into the goal – that is the kicker and a second person.

For an indirect kick, the referee will hold one arm straight up in the air until the second person touches the ball. No arm up, it’s a direct kick.

There are many soccer rules around what causes a direct or indirect kick.

In general, a direct kick comes from a contact foul or hand ball. Everything else is indirect.

9) Throw in: When the ball goes out of bounds on the sidelines, it’s a throw in. You’re only allowed to throw over your head and your feet must be remaining on the ground at the time the ball is released.

10) Corner kick: When a player on the opposing team shoots and comes off your own players and goes behind the goal, it is a corner kick.

Footballs have gone through a dramatic change over time. Earlier balls were normally made from an outer shell of leather filled with cork shavings. Another method of creating a ball was using animal bladders for the inside of the ball making it inflatable. However, these two styles of creating footballs made it easy for the ball to puncture and were inadequate for kicking. It was not until the 19th century that footballs developed into what a football looks like today.Lets look at the various balls used for the Fifa World cup and see how it developed into the present form.

  1. World Cup 1970 Official Ball: Telstar by Adidas                                                                                                                             The first ball with a black and white pattern used in the FIFA World Cup finals. It was painted with black and white panels so it was more visible on black-and-white television. It was the first World Cup ball to use the truncated icosahedrons or bucky ball for its design, consisting of 12 black pentagonal and 20 white hexagonal panels, which later became the regular design of a football. Older balls had consisted of groups of stripes, similar to the configuration of the modern volleyball. Although made of leather; it still had relative water resistant qualities provided by its shiny durlast coating.
  2. World Cup 1974 Official Ball: Telstar Durast by Adidas                                                                                                                  It was one of two official match balls of the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, along with the Chile. The similar Telstar Durlast was the official ball of the 1974 FIFA World Cup held in West Germany.
  3. World Cup 1978 Official Ball: Tango by Adidas                                                                                                                                     It introduced a new design which would be used for the next twenty years: Twenty identical panels with ‘triads’ created the impression of 12 circles. It was the most expensive ball in history, at the time, with a £50 price tag. Like its predecessors, the Adidas Tango Durlast was made of genuine leather and boasted the shiny waterproofing Durlast coating.
  4. World Cup 1982 Official Ball: Tango Espana by Adidas                                                                                                                     Adidas introduced a new ball which had rubber inlaid over the seams to prevent water from seeping through. The first ball with water-resistant qualities. General wear from kicking however meant the rubber began to wear after a short time and needed to be replaced during the game. The last genuine leather world cup ball.
  5. World Cup 1986 Official Ball: Azteca Mexico by Adidas                                                                                                                    The FIFA World Cup Mexico, saw the introduction of the first polyurethane coated ball which was rain-resistant. The first synthetic match ball, with good qualities on hard and wet surface.
  6. World Cup 1990 Official Ball: Etrusco Unico by Adidas                                                                                                                   It was the official match ball of the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy and the Euro 1992 in Sweden. The name and intricate design took their inspiration from Italy’s ancient history and the fine art of the Etruscans. Three Etruscan lion heads decorate each of the 20 Tango triads.
  7. World Cup 1994 Official Ball: Questra by Adidas                                                                                                                                                            It was enveloped in a layer of polystyrene foam. This not only made it more waterproof but allowed the ball greater acceleration when kicked. The new game ball felt softer to the touch. Improved ball control and higher velocity during play.
  8. World Cup 1998 Official Ball: Tricolore by Adidas                                                                                                                              By 1998, FIFA World Cup France was played with a ball which sported the French red-white-blue tri-color. A complete departure from the old traditional black and white pattern.  The first official World Cup soccer ball that was in color. The TRICOLORE used underglass print technology with a thin layer of syntactic foam.
  9. World Cup 2002 Official Ball: Fevernova by Adidas                                                                                                                                                  This ball was notoriously criticized for being too light, yet some spectacular goals were scored with it during the tournament. The ball was also blamed for a number of upsets that happened in he knockout stages.
  10. World Cup 2006 Official Ball: +Teamgeist by Adidas                                                                                                                        ??The ball was designed by the Adidas Innovation Team and the Molten Corporation and is made by Adidas. The +Teamgeist ball differs from previous balls in having just 14 curved panels (making the ball topologically equivalent to a truncated octahedron), rather than the 32 that have been standard since 1970. In another first, the panels are bonded together, rather than stitched. It is claimed to be rounder and to perform more uniformly regardless of where it is hit, and being almost waterproof, it does not change performance as much when wet.
  11. World Cup 2010 Official Ball: Jabulani by Adidas                                                                                                                               On December 4th, adidas and FIFA officially unveiled the adidas “JABULANI”, the Official Match Ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. The “JABULANI”, which means “to celebrate” in isiZulu, features a South African inspired design and radically new technology.Eleven different colors are used in the Adidas “JABULANI”, the eleventh Adidas World Cup ball. These 11 colors represent the 11 players in every team, the 11 official languages of South Africa and the 11 South African communities that make the country one of the most ethnologically diverse countries on the African continent. The colorful design brings together the tremendous diversity of the country in harmonious unity. Four triangle-shaped design elements on a white background lend the ball a unique appearance in African spirit. And like the outer facade of Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium, individual design elements also capture the colorfulness of South Africa.