As we had mentioned before thanks to Richard McGovern the centennial merchandise for U.S. Soccer is set to drop everywhere on March 1st. Obviously, this is another stream of merchandise that Nike and U.S. Soccer can capitalize upon over the next year. The design is classic and now there is more merchandise being leaked. The D.C. Chapter of the American Outlaws tweeted a picture that you can see below. What do you think of the apparel? Do you like the design?
The USMNT match against Costa Rica is sold out and will have plenty of the centennial merchandise for purchase, you would suspect.
FIFA has decided to use goal line technology at the Confederations Cup this year and next year’s World Cup in Brazil. They are inviting tenders from companies that must be approved by a set of guidelines. The decision on what company to use should be made in April. Imagine the sponsorship dollars this could bring in. If Cairos becomes the approved vendor, could they add another tag to it? Could it be the Cairos Technology brought to you by Castrol? That seems very possible.
California native Sebastian Lletget has agreed on a new contract with West Ham. He is still awaiting his debut with the top tier club but has shown well in the development process.
The U.S. Women’s National Team will take on Canada in Toronto on June 2nd. The rematch of the London Olympic semifinal will take place at BMO Field. Tickets go on sale March 22nd.
The U.S. under-20 squad survived a rally from Haiti, but Canada could not say the same as Cuba pulled off a bit of a stunner in World Cup qualifying. Maykel Reyes scored both goals for Cuba. Canada scored just before stoppage time in the second half but fell short of finding the equalizer. Cuba now has the early jump on group B and could be an opponent for the U.S. in the quarterfinals. Jamaica beat Puerto Rico in group C play. Mexico rolled over Curaçao 3-0.
Finally, Edgar Castillo started in Club Tijuana’s 1-0 victory over Millonarios in Copa Libertadores play. Castillo recorded an assist and Joe Corona also featured for Xolos. Many reviews of the match were awarding Castillo with Man of the Match honors.