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Soccer road trip, anyone? A guide to lower-league soccer stadiums in the U.S.

What’s better than the beautiful game on a nice summer day? A boatload of beautiful games on a bunch of nice summer days, that’s what! 

Now soccer fans everywhere can rejoice, as our friends at The18.com have put together a handy guide to the best lower-league soccer stadiums in the United States. Among these gems:

  • Applejack Stadium (shown) in Manchester, CT featuring a historic wooden grandstand originally built in 1887.
  • Gaelic Park built in 1926, located smack dab in the Bronx of New York City.
  • Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorads, set against a backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains.
  • Kino North Stadium in Tucson, Arizona, home to the boisterous FC Tucson supporters’ group known as the Cactus Pricks.

Be sure to read more here and plan your trip soon before fall is upon us. See you on the pitch! 

Haunting images of long-abandoned soccer stadiums.


Abandoned soccer stadium, presented by Code Four AthleticsWeeds and dirt and worms and flowers. Soon enough, every sinew of our being will be overloaded with the stuff. There’s no escaping it in our mortal flesh, and the corroding effect of time even conspires to destroy man’s most hallowed creations.

Here are 20 once-great footballing grounds that have since been decimated by the ravages of old age.

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Can better eye training reduce concussions in women’s soccer?

by Mike CarterSoccer ball eyeball

With the ever-growing popularity of women’s soccer, attention to sports-related concussions is also a growing concern. High school female soccer players incur a higher concussion rate than males, and researchers noticed in photographs of female soccer players, the players often had their eyes closed. They wanted to quantify whether female athletes closed their eyes more frequently than male counterparts, as a first step toward determining if less visual awareness might expose players to a higher risk of injury.

Read the full story here and let us know what you think.

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online soccer store to see their entire selection of gear, or call toll free 1-888-411-3687. Thank you.

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Video update on the British soccer team that lost 55-0.

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A couple of years ago we came across the story of Madron FC of Britain’s Cornwall Mining League whose keeper, on average, picked the ball out of his own net once every 4.36 minutes. The team suffered 27-0 and 27-1 defeats before succumbing to a monumental, spirit-crushing 55-0 thrashing.

Rumor has it they’re still pretty bad, but you can’t help but like these guys as evidenced by this wonderful video about the Club.

Code Four gear stars as Quidditch uniforms in Disney’s TV show JESSIE.

If you’ve got kids, or you’re just a kid at heart, chances are you’ve had the Disney Channel on in your house once or twice. You might have stumbled upon a recent episode of the TV show “Jessie,” in which the main character gets caught up in a playground game of Quidditch with a teacher played by SNL alum Cheri Oteri.
Where did the production team turn for Quidditch uniforms? Code Four Athletics, of course. Check out this clip, starring our purple/white Imperial jerseys, shorts and socks. It’s a bit Quiddiculous, but it’s all in good fun!