Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Getting in Soccer Shape

As Fall arrives it marks the beginning of soccer season. whether you are trying out for a team or simply getting ready for the upcoming season, we have some tips that may help you get ready.


No matter what position you play, running is very important. You should be trying to run everyday. At least run 1 mile per day everyday, 2 miles every couple of days and shoot for a 3 mile run at least once a way to really build up your stamina. Try to also mix in your runs with jogging and suicides to really build up those muscles.

2.Drink water

Get in the habit of drinking water everyday, the last thing you want is getting cramps in practice or game.

3.Agility drills

Agility drills will help you improve your foot speed and coordination. You want to partner up with a friend and have him or her run randomly, change pace and direction. Stay a couple of yards away and shadow every movement from your partner. Try to do this everyday if possible.

4.Cut soft drinks

No soda, if you enjoyed nice soft drinks during the summer is time to give it up. There's no point in doing the steps above if you are going to be drinking soft drinks.

5.Play some pick up

Playing pick up soccer is a great way to get back into soccer shape. If you can find some competitive games even better.

As you can see, getting into soccer shape is not complicated, and the sacrifices made are well worth it.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Any Good Cheap Soccer Uniforms?

Many times when we find ourselves looking for a Soccer Uniform for your team, club or just for yourself we try to find the best deal. Many times this leads to looking for the best price, the cheapest soccer uniforms we can find. As a result we sacrifice quality for the sake of saving money. Well, what if i told you good quality and low price can be had? at eSoccerOutlet we carry different brands of soccer uniforms that are made by U.S. manufacturers and made in the USA. In this article i would like to highlight a few of the affordable soccer uniforms we carry from Score Sports.

New for 2013 is the Scotland Soccer Uniform Kit No.217. This great Uniform features a mandarin collar, raglan sleeves, piping finish, ActiveMesh enhanced inserts and a Cooltec body. The jersey comes in 23 different color combinations and it includes the back numbers and free shipping anywhere in the continental U.S.

Next is the France Soccer Uniform Kit No.295. This Soccer Uniform also comes in a Sleeveless version called Versailles No.296. It features a Cooltec contrast panel as well as a Cooltec body. Both versions come in 25 different color combinations and include the Sydney 117 shorts,our solid 800 socks, Back numbers and free shipping.

Our Germany Soccer Package No.270 is one of our best selling Uniforms. It features a fire pattern, crew rib knit collar, bias hem finish and a Cooltec body. Comes with out Sydney Shorts and Solid 800 socks as well as the back numbers and free shipping. Jerseys come in 22 different color combinations

The Belgium Soccer Package No.250 features a two-tone beehive V-neck collar, raglan sleeves, pipping finish and Beehive body. It includes our Sydney Shorts 117, Solid Socks 800 as well as Back numbers and free shipping. Jerseys come in 25 different color combinations.

Another very popular Soccer Uniform is the Costa Rica No.235. Featuring a V-neck rib knit trim collar and a Coolstich body. It includes our Sydney Shorts 117, Solid Socks 800 as well as the back numbers and free shipping. Comes in 25 different color combinations.

Finally, we have our best selling Soccer Uniform for the Months of June and July. The Belize Package No.221, features a crew rib knit collar, raglan sleeves, traditional stripe pattern and a Cooltec body. Comes with our Sydney shorts 117, Solid Socks 800 as well as the back numbers and free shipping. This great Uniform comes in 23 different jersey colors.
As you can see, cheap soccer uniforms as eSoccerOutlet, does not mean low quality. These and many more great Soccer Uniforms are available with everything you need to look great on the field and compete.
Thursday, July 18, 2013

New Soccer Uniform Kits for 2013

When looking for a soccer uniform for your team, league, club or even just for yourself, there are so many choices in the marketplace. eSoccerOutlet is proud to carry Soccer Uniforms made in the USA by U.S. manufacturers. We like to take this opportunity to introduce some of our new Uniform Kits made by Score.

First is our Spain Soccer Uniform Kit No.500, a top of the line Uniform available in 13 colors. The jersey features and extra comfort collar, active max 24/7 body, active mesh enhanced inserts, a penguin cut and a finished hemline for an outstanding look and feel. The shorts are the Madrid No. 1115A. Which features an extended 2" elastic drawcord waistband active max 24/7, an athletic cut with active mesh insert. These great shorts are available in 13 colors. Our choice of socks for this uniform are the Elite No.828, a lightweight performance sock. It features a strategic knit mesh in foot and calf for enhanced breathability. Compression in ankle and arch for exceptional support and a cushioned heel and toe for maximum comfort.

Next we have our Brazil Soccer Uniform Kit No.565, our jerseys come in 15 colors and feature an extra comfort collar, contoured set-in sleeve, active mesh inserts and active max 24/7 body. our choice shorts for this uniforms is the Lisbon No.130A, which features and elastic drawcord waistband, athletic cut, enhanced mesh inserts and active max 24/7. our Elite Socks No.828 complement this great Soccer Uniform.

Finally in this list we have the Holland Soccer Uniform Kit No.580, our jerseys in this kit come in 16 colors. It features a cover stitch with pipping, V-neck enhanced Active Mesh, Active Max 24/7 body and Active Mesh inserts. Our choice shorts for this great Uniform are the Amsterdam No.180A, featuring and elastic drawcord waistband, athletic cut, active max 24/7 and a pipping finish. Our Elite Socks No.828 look great with this Uniform.

eSoccerOutlet carries over 35 styles or Soccer Uniform Kits along with a dozen or more color variations for each one. No matter what type of uniform you are looking for, you are sure to find it at eSoccerOutlet.
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Finding The Right Soccer Uniform

Playing back in High School i remember when i got my Soccer Uniform, well actually it was just a Soccer jersey. Actually it was a used soccer jersey that was fading a bit. I wondered in my own thoughts, why can we buy new ones? i mean we did car washes and donut sales and we still couldn't afford new uniforms? apparently we couldn't afford the brand name uniforms, so instead of settling with an unknown company we just used last year's jerseys.

When looking for soccer uniforms, whether for your team, league or club is very tempting to look at Brand name companies like Nike or Adidas just to name a few. You would be surprised to know however that there are quite a few manufacturers of soccer uniforms that have decades of making high quality products. Some of them actually supply many soccer clubs, high schools and individual teams. Nowadays you can find These uniforms of similar quality at half the price you would pay for a Brand name.

Many teams now carry 2 uniforms, however that doesn't mean you have to spend twice as much. One idea is to simply buy the main uniform you decide on and then also get an alternate jersey that would match with the shorts and socks. In this manner you don't have to buy two complete uniforms. See below.

Where can you find these great deals? well you might be able to find them at your local soccer store. But another way that is growing rapidly is Online. Stores like eSoccerOutlet carry more than one brand of soccer uniforms at great prices. What this means to you is a greater selection of products to choose from.
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Why are Soccer Cleats Important to Play Soccer?

From as far as i can Remember i have always own at least a pair of Soccer Cleats. Originally Soccer cleats were designed to get a better grip on the grass fields and to be able to kick the ball harder, however with so many different types of fields, including artificial grass, turf, indoor and such we are almost force to own different type of soccer shoes in order to play in each of these types of fields.

Can you play soccer with regular sneakers? sure you can, in fact you can play barefooted if you want. However i don't recommend it. Playing with sneakers in a grass field can lead to a lot of slipping and frustration not to mention a higher risk of injury. Having the wrong type of soccer shoes can also lead to frustration and injuries. So how can you pick the right type of cleats? Are you a midfielder? Forward? play in only grass fields or a combination of fields?

Brands like Nike, Adidas, Puma and others offer a large amount of soccer boots to choose from that can assist you in deciding the right type for you. Personally i usually have 2-3 different pairs because i play in all types of soccer fields, and after many injuries i have found that using the right type is the way to go. You don't have to spend 100's of dollars for each pair you buy, i find enjoyment in looking for a bargain such as in amazon, or other sites. Just be sure you are not buying used soccer cleats as they have already formed around the previous owner's foot.

If you rely a lot on speed, maybe you are a forward? a lightweight pair of cleats like the Puma King SL  , might be just what you need. If you are a Midfielder and the Puma King Finale is a great option as well as the Puma King XL as they give you more cushion for the constant running that these positions require. At the end, you can find similar cleats from just about every major brand, it simply comes down to how they feel and what type of field of fields you will be playing on.

As always is important to wear Soccer Cleats so that you may enjoy the sport to the fullest. No matter what brand you choose, always look for the one that fits you and the field you play on, not what it looks like.
Thursday, June 13, 2013

USMNT... back in business.

Jozy Altidore is on fire and the United States is riding the striker's newly found confidence as it inches closer to clinching a spot in next year's World Cup. After failing to score for the national team for two years, Altidore tallied his third goal in three games to jump start the U.S. to a much-needed 2-0 victory over Panama in a World Cup qualifier at CenturyLink Field on Tuesday. Eddie Johnson, who plays for the hometown Seattle Sounders, added the USA's second strike in the 53rd minute in front of 40,847 fans, the seventh-largest home crowd in U.S. World Cup qualifying history. "Obviously very pleased with our performance," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "Throughout the entire game, we were in control of every area on the field. The guys did their job." The U.S., which defeated Jamaica on the road five days earlier, moves into first place in the Hexagonal standings with 10 points following a draw between Mexico and Costa Rica earlier in the night. "Right now we're having fun. But most importantly we're on the same page and have one common goal which is qualifying for the World Cup," Johnson said. "We've got one more game to put ourselves in a good position to make that happen." Altidore opened the scoring in the 36th minute off a brilliant transition play. It started with Michael Bradley opening up the pitch before finding Fabian Johnson, who delivered a low cross to Altidore at the back post. Moments earlier, Altidore was denied a potential penalty kick. Coming off a 31-goal season at club AZ Alkmaar, Altidore had finally found his scoring touch with the national team after tallying against Germany in a friendly earlier this month and against the Reggae Boyz in Kingston on Friday. He had entered the camp on a 24-month run-of-play scoring drought. "I know how forwards think. These guys live for goals. They can give the same performance, but if one game they score, in the other game they don't, they're going to be happy when they score," Bradley said. "He's such an important guy for our team, even on nights when he doesn't (score)." Playing without Jermaine Jones, who suffered a concussion against Jamaica, and the suspended Graham Zusi, Klinsmann needed to make two changes to his lineup from the previous two games. It had been the first time in the Klinsmann era that the U.S. had the same starting XI in back-to-back games. Klinsmann decided to go with Geoff Cameron and Eddie Johnson as replacements, and his decisions paid off as the pair worked together to give the Americans a two-goal cushion early in the second half. Playing at the defensive midfielder spot, Cameron delivered a long, over-the-top pass to Johnson down the right side of the pitch, leaving the veteran one-on-one with Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo. Johnson controlled the ball and easily beat Penedo for his 11th World Cup qualifying goal. "I saw Geoff had time with the ball and it was on his strong foot... I knew I could make a run in behind and I like my chances running without the ball behind the defense," Johnson said. Panama, playing without leading scorer Blas Perez, struggled offensively for much of the night but did manage to nearly score an equalizer at the end of the first half when Luis Tejada got behind the U.S. defensive and beat Tim Howard, but the offside flag was up before the shot was in the net. Panama also nearly scored in second-half stoppage time, but Howard saved Rolando Blackburn's shot. The Americans will host Honduras next Tuesday night in Sandy, Utah.

Conmebol Qualifiers Predictions

Conmebol (South America) World cup qualifiers are widely considered one of the most competitive Regions, if not the most competitive to qualify from. 10 teams play home and away games for a total of 18 grueling matches to decide who goes and who stays. This time is no different, though only 9 teams are participating since Brazil is the host country. With only 3-4 games remaining there are still teams fighting to make it, nowhere is the fight more competitive than for 5th place. Let us look at each team's chances starting from the top of the table.

ARGENTINA- Mathematically Argentina can still be eliminated. Realistically that won't happen. Their next game will be at Paraguay and a tie or other results will officially put Argentina in the World Cup. Questions still remain about their defense and defensive midfield, however they have a year to figure that out and an attack that features Messi, Di Maria, Aguero and Higuain will give them a good chance to make it far in Brazil.

COLOMBIA- After a strong tie at Buenos Aires and a convincing win at home against Peru, Colombia is on the verge of returning to the World Cup for the first time since 1998. With players like Falcao, Rodriguez, and Elite Goalkeeping from Ospina, Colombia might just make past the second round in Brazil.

ECUADOR- Though Ecuador only managed 1 point in their last 2 games and have only one remaining home game, their lead over 5th place is large enough to pencil them for Brazil as well. Ecuador problems lie in their defense and suspect goalkeeping, however they have a potent offense that is sure to carry them far in Brazil with the likes of Benitez, Caicedo and Valencia among others.

CHILE- At one point Chile was out of the running, but thanks to a coaching change Chile is the hottest team in qualifying right now and sits in 4th place with 21 points (same as Ecuador). Though they have though games remaining Chile at this point will also qualify and hopefully have a good showing in Brazil. Players like Alexis Sanchez, Fernandez and others are sure make them a though out no matter what group they are drawn in.
URUGUAY- Like Chile, Uruguay was at the bottom of the table until a dramatic win at Venezuela put them in 5th place and in control of their own destiny. With world class players like Suarez, Cavani and Forlan Uruguay is the most talented of the 3 teams fighting for this spot. A crucial game in Lima against Peru can define who will win this spot and continue fighting to make it to Brazil.

VENEZUELA- The only team in South America to have never qualify to the World Cup. Having lost to Uruguay at home have complicated their chances of making their first trip. However 2 of their last 3 games are at home including the Peru game which could define whether they can make their first World cup or not. Either way Venezuela has only grown as a soccer country and it seems inevitable that they will make a World Cup if not now in the near future.

PERU- Rich in soccer history, Peru has not made a World Cup since 1982. There is hope that this squad can change that still. In my opinion this team is as talented as the 85 squad that almost made it. With players like Guerrero, Pizarro, Farfan and others it would seem that Offense would be a strength, however Peru has only averaged 1 goal per game in qualifiers. If they are going to qualify they must grind out wins like they did against Chile and Ecuador. Two huge matches loom, first, home against Uruguay and then away at Venezuela. One thing is for sure, This is the closest Peru has been in contention in quite a while.

BOLIVIA- Though not yet eliminated, for all intends and purposes Bolivia will once again finish another disappointing campaign. What's worse is that there isn't much young talent that can give Bolivia a sense that the future might be brighter, however things may change in a couple of years.

PARAGUAY- Probably the most surprising of all has been the huge fall from South America's most consistent team. Paraguay could always be counted to fight for spot in the World cup campaign after campaign. This time it seems like drastic changes will have to take place if Paraguay is to contend for a spot in 2018.

Predictions- The top 4 teams in the table, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile are pretty much in. Bolivia and Paraguay are out. The only remaining question is the half spot between Uruguay Venezuela and Peru. This is a though one, as there are crucial games between these teams that will decide that last spot. Logic tells me that when in doubt you go with the more accomplished team, in this case Uruguay is my pick to get this last spot and fight it out with the 5th place team in Asia to go to Brazil. What do you think? comments and questions are welcomed.
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