Diego Maradona turns 55 years old

Diego Armando Maradona is widely regarded as one of the best players of the 20th Century, only compared to the mighty Pelé himself. Maradona led Argentina and Napoli in their most successful eras, and became a legend thanks to his unique and relentless style of play. No one will ever forget his memorable performance in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, most notably in the semifinals where he scored a stunning goal (dribbling the whole opposition by himself) and a infamous one (with his hand) against England in the quarterfinals.

Argentina 1986 Retro Jersey

Napoli 1986 Maradona Jersey

Following his World Cup success, Maradona became a key player for Napoli, having a huge influence in their first ever Serie A titles, as well as a Coppa Italia and a Supercoppa Italiana. Get retro jerseys with his legendary number 10 at WorldSoccerShop.com!   Abby Wambach To Hang Up Cleats

Speaking of legends, USWNT star Abby Wambach has recently announced that she will retire from professional competition at the end of the 2015 Victory Tour. Her last game will be against China in New Orleans on Wednesday, December 16. She says goodbye being the all-time leading goal scorer for women or men, with 184 goals in 252 matches.

Get your official Wambach USA 2014/15 Home Jersey at World Soccer Shop.




CR7 Chapter 1: “Savage Beauty”
Nike has announced a series of cleats and gear inspired by the life of Cristiano Ronaldo. Each season a new chapter will be unveiled, and the first one of them is inspired by his hometown of Madeira a volcanic island from Portugal. A special lava design is featured in his new Mercurial Superfly cleats, but is also seen in Mercurial Vapors and other gear such as training shirts and the brand new Free Mercurial Superfly.

Free Mercurial Superfly

Free Mercurial Superfly

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Cup upsets in England

The Capital One Cup provided us with some shocking news between Tuesday and Wednesday, with giants Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea being knocked-out in the fourth round of the tournament. Most surprising was the fact that the Gunners and Red Devils saw defeat at hands of Championship (second division) clubs Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough, respectively. Now Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton and Southampton are the only Premier League representatives left. Go Pink with Style in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Kickasso cleats for Little Pink Houses of Hope auction October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and World Soccer Shop, Kickasso, and Little Pink Houses of Hope have teamed up to give 2 lucky soccer players/fans the opportunity to take the message of hope and awareness to their local soccer field with a one-of-a-kind custom soccer cleat by Kickasso. The proceeds raised from the auctioning of the 2 Nike Mercurial Vapor X cleats will go to Little Pink Houses of Hope. Be sure to read the piece for more details. MLS Cup playoffs kick-off

A thrilling MLS regular season met its end last Sunday, with New York Red Bulls emerging as Supporters’ Shield winners. The play-offs first round had Impact Montreal beating Toronto FC and Portland Timbers emerging victorious in PKs against Sporting Kansas City. The Conference Semifinals are set up, and you can’t miss any of these games:

New York Red Bulls 2015 Home Jersey

DC United 2015 Authentic Secondary Jersey

New York Red Bulls vs D.C. United

Leg 1: Sunday, Nov. 1 at DC
(3 pm ET; ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US)
Leg 2: Sunday, Nov. 8 at NY
FS1 or ESPN (US)



Columbus Crew 2015 Home Jersey

Montreal Impact Jacquard Scarf

Columbus Crew SC vs Montreal Impact

Leg 1: Sunday, Nov. 1 at MTL
(7 pm ET; FS1, FOX Deportes in US; TSN1 in Canada)
Leg 2: Sunday, Nov. 8 at CLB
FS1 or ESPN (US)


FC Dallas 2015 Away Jersey

Seattle Sounders 2015 Home Jersey

FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders FC

Leg 1: Sunday, Nov. 1 at SEA
(9:30 pm ET; FS1, Fox Deportes in US; TSN2 in Canada)
Leg 2: Sunday, Nov. 8 at DAL
FS1 or ESPN (US)


Vancouver Whitecaps 2015 Home Jersey

Portland Timbers 2015 Third Jersey

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers

Leg 1: Sunday, Nov. 1 at POR
(5 pm ET; ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US; TSN1 in Canada)
Leg 2: Sunday, Nov. 8 at VAN
FS1 or ESPN (US)


This completes this week’s recap. Be sure to visit us to find the latest news and best features for the soccer world! Ah, and if you need some last-minute costume ideas for Halloween this post might come handy.