The Game has Changed: Adidas introduces X and ACE
Adidas has discontinued their traditional Predator, Nitrocharge, 11Pro and F50 silos. After years of research and feedback from the best players and managers in the world, there was only one conclusion: There are two types of players, there’s only chaos or control. This is it, now it’s just X15 or ACE15. X15 is designed for those dangerous players who cannot be controlled and create chaos, while the ACE15 is for the ones who control the game and pull its strings.
FC Barcelona Unveils 2015-16 Home And Away Kits
For the first time in Barcelona’s illustrious history, horizontal stripes are the main design, replacing the traditional vertical stripes that are globally-renowned, a bold move that caught many by surprise and is surely one of the main talking points this week. The away kit is new take on the Senyera, putting four vertical red stripes on the back of a yellow shirt, along with some blue details.
New Balance launches: Liverpool third jersey and Panama Home and Away kits
New Balance continues making its way into soccer, now unveiling new jerseys for Liverpool and Panama National Team. The Reds used their brand new dark grey third jersey in Steven Gerrard’s last game with them. Panama is the second national team set to wear New Balance after Costa Rica, and they presented their new red home kit and white away uniform for this summer’s Gold Cup.
Two European giants, PSG and Inter Milan, reveal their Nike home jerseys
Following Barcelona’s kits reveal, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan unveiled their home jerseys, both manufactured by Nike. Unlike Barça, these jerseys follow both club’s historical looks, with PSG returning to a single red stripe on the front, using two shades of blue for the rest of the shirt to create an elegant design; Inter Milan return to their traditional blue and black stripes, in a jersey that pays homage to a kit used in the early 90’s.
EA Sports announced on Thursday that FIFA 16 will include 12 women’s national teams for the first time in soccer videogames history. Players from the U.S. WNT and other teams were brought to Vancouver for motion capture and facial scans, as EA Sports aims to create an experience as close to reality as possible. The teams to be included are: Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Spain and USA.
This completes this week’s recap, be sure to check the blog next week as new launches and features will appear here!