Best Soccer Kits: Support Your Squad In Style

Best Soccer Kits: Support Your Squad In Style

All over the globe, the world’s best soccer players are gearing up for another exciting season of professional fútbol. Of course, a new season brings new and improved kit designs for all the top clubs in the top leagues, and Eastbay is your one-stop shop for everything soccer and beyond. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite kits and the inspiration behind the new designs.

Barcelona

Barcelona

The new Barcelona home kits are a modern take on their classic colors. They feature a checkerboard print, replacing the iconic vertical line design. The print is inspired by the streetscape of the city’s Eixample district, which the residents call the creative hub and building blocks of Barcelona’s future. For the away kits, the famous club pulls inspiration from an older generation. Barcelona’s away jersey is a tribute to the 40-year anniversary of La Masia, a youth soccer academy that trains the country’s future stars. The all-maize kit is decorated with a bold blue and maroon diagonal sash, and the stripes on the back neckline are the colors of the Catalan flag.

Paris Saint-Germain

PSG

As the official kit supplier for Paris Saint-Germain over the last 30 years, Nike agreed to extend its partnership until 2032. To celebrate the long-term contract, Nike decided to honor tradition with a contemporary take on PSG’s classic look for its home kits. The all-navy jersey includes a bold stripe at the center formed by red and white bars and is broken up by the new Accor Live Limitless sponsor logo. On the other hand, PSG’s away kits are nothing like we’ve ever seen before. Last year, the team decided to rock the iconic Jumpman logo on its alternate kits for the first time in soccer history. This year, PSG is upping the ante by donning the Jordan Brand logo on its bright infrared shaded away kit. The bright red color is inspired by the infrared 23 color from the Jordan 6 and is symbolic of Paris’ influence on contemporary culture. These trendsetting jerseys are going fast, so make sure to pick up yours today from eastbay.com.

Chelsea

Chelsea

If you’re a Chelsea fan, then you know how important its iconic Stamford Bridge stadium is. So, it’s only fitting that the club’s home kits feature an architecture-inspired navy print, comprised of imagery from the stadium and southwest London. The new home jerseys also kept the classic royal base and feature a lion borrowed from the club’s crest on the inside. Chelsea’s all-white away kits are inspired by the Chelsea Smart dress and the Mod culture that thrived on the King’s Road. These clean jerseys also feature a white collar with blue and red striping to mix off-field fashion with peak performance.

Tottenham

Tottenham

While Chelsea honors the past and tradition, Tottenham looks forward to what’s ahead. Inspired by the optimism around the club’s recent success, Tottenham’s home and away kits are a modern take on their classic look. The home jersey is solid white with blue trim around the V-neck and sleeves. Inside the shirt is the club motto, “To Dare Is To Do,” a fitting ode to the team’s identity. The away kit also features the club motto but in Latin — a tribute to Tottenham’s previous crests that used to include the language. The bold navy away look features a purple graphic formed by type lines that read “Spurs.” As a nod to the club’s rise, the word “Spurs” only moves forward and upward within the graphic.

In addition to these top clubs, we also carry kits from Inter Milan, Roma, and Club America and offer logo T-shirts, training tops, and hoodies for all the same teams. To shop our selection of club soccer jerseys and apparel, visit eastbay.com.

Champions League: Inter Milan Vs. Bayern Munich

Champions League: Inter Milan Vs. Bayern Munich

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As if the UEFA Champions League final didn’t already have the focus of the entire football (soccer) community, Saturday’s final in Madrid has even more riding on the game behind the scenes.

Not only will the on field competition be fierce, but on the sidelines, the club managers will be immersed in a mentor versus pupil strategic battle as well. On top of that, the fate of both Italian football and German football will also lie in the hands of the players on the field, as the game will determine the number of teams for each country for the 2011-2012 season.

For Bayern, their rebuilding process has finally brought them back to the top, nine years after their last Champions League title in 2001. While their opponents from Italy, Inter Milan, return to the finals for the first time since 1972. Milan looks to win their first Champions League title since they last won in 1965.

For the German squad, their manager Louis van Gaal will look to defeat his protege, Jose Mourinho who manages the Italian team. Mourhino worked as an assistant under van Gaal while the two were at FC Barcelona some ten years ago.

As for this game’s influence on the future of these two countries competing in Champions League action, the fate of both is teetering on Saturday’s results.

As of now, Italy currently has four teams in the UEFA Champions League. Germany has three. However if Germany wins, or loses on penalties, then Germany will receive a fourth entry, while Italy will be reduced to three entries.

With the mentor versus pupil battle, the future of Italy and Germany football riding on the on the match, and the beautiful Europeans Champions Clubs’ Cup on the line, you can be sure that this year’s final will be one that will not be forgotten anytime soon.

You can catch the action between Bayern Munich and Inter Milan on Saturday at 2:30pm ET on FOX HD.