Soccer / 07.22.11

Soccer Watch: MLS and Internationals Battle

David Beckham unveiled a custom pair of adidas cleats with the names of his children stitched onto them.David Beckham unveiled a custom pair of adidas cleats with the names of his children stitched onto them.

words // Nick Engvall

Real Madrid was among the many international teams that made their way to the United States recently for the Herbalife World Football Challenge. Of course, as is often the case when teams from overseas play against MLS teams, Americans realize how far we have to go before having truly world class soccer here in the United States. Nevertheless, it gives fans a rare chance to check out their favorite players from around the world.

And if you’re David Beckham, you get the chance to play against your former team, and their new superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo. Beckham, who added another child to his family just weeks ago, was sporting a new pair of adidas soccer cleats with the names of each of his children stitched into the white leather.

The World Football Challenge will continue on with matches of the next few days and a final match with the MLS All-Stars taking on Manchester United.

Check out some of the Soccer Watch coverage from around the world this week below, courtesy of Yahoo.

Soccer Watch: A look at what the pros wear.

A close up of Beckham's adidas soccer cleats.A close up of Beckham’s adidas soccer cleats.

Cristiano Ronaldo wearing his Nike signature boots, showed LA fans how good he is.Cristiano Ronaldo wearing his Nike signature boots, showed LA fans how good he is.

Newcomer to Real Madrid, Joselu, with a bicycle kick wearing the adidas adiPower Predator.Newcomer to Real Madrid, Joselu, with a bicycle kick wearing the adidas adiPower Predator.

Dominic Oduro of Chicago Fire wearing PUMA soccer cleats.Dominic Oduro of Chicago Fire wearing PUMA soccer cleats.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal makes a run wearing Nike soccer cleats.Theo Walcott of Arsenal makes a run wearing Nike soccer cleats.

Oscar Rojas of Club America wearing the latest colorway of the adidas F50 adiZero.Oscar Rojas of Club America wearing the latest colorway of the adidas F50 adiZero.

Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur wearing the F50 adiZero.Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur wearing the F50 adiZero.

Chris Wondolowski of the San Jose Earthquake takes a shot wearing Nike soccer cleats.Chris Wondolowski of the San Jose Earthquake takes a shot wearing Nike soccer cleats.

Shaun Wright-Phillips of Manchester City wearing the F50 adiZero.Shaun Wright-Phillips of Manchester City wearing the F50 adiZero.

Author: Nick Engvall
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