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5 Biggest Nations to Miss Out on World Cup 2018

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5 Biggest Nations to Miss Out on World Cup 2018

5 Biggest Nations to Miss Out on World Cup 2018 The 2018 World Cup in Russia will be the 21st tournament since its inception in 1930. After three grueling years of fierce qualifying, the wait is over. All of soccer’s biggest international teams will once again be featured this year (well, most, but more on that later). Brazil, who have become a permanent fixture in the World Cup will be marking its 21st tournament, with Germany and Argentina marking their 19th and 17th appearances, respectively. These powerhouses of international football will be joined by Belgium, who averaged the most goals...

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NCAA Soccer Uniform Regulations, Rules, Legal Explained

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NCAA Soccer Uniform Regulations, Rules, Legal Explained

Finding the right soccer uniforms for your collegiate soccer team can be a complicated task. You have to consider a multitude of things including institution colors, picking a style that reflects your school and program's personality and heritage, production life of uniforms (for replacements), and of course your budget. Add to these considerations somewhat convoluted NCAA regulations and you truly have your work cut out for you.   What are the NCAA soccer uniform regulations? There are two main NCAA bylaws which relate to soccer uniforms that will impact which uniforms you buy and how you print: Manufacturer's logos and trademarks...

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Hummel: A Historic Soccer Brand

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Hummel: A Historic Soccer Brand

  As the first installment of a series highlighting brands that Soccer Source carries, we wanted to start off by taking a look at one of our favorite brands and one of the most historic soccer brands on Earth: Hummel. Hummel... Sounds familiar... Well, its probably because you know Hummel from their US market presence in the 1990s and into the early 2000s. Their trademark 'bumblebee' logo and 'chevron' prints are etched in many soccer aficionado's minds. In fact, Hummel was one of the better-known soccer brands in the US back then. As with other soccer brands like Umbro, Lotto, etc., with...

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What equipment do I need to run a soccer camp?

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What equipment do I need to run a soccer camp?

  Thinking about starting a soccer camp? Were you tasked by your club or school to set up a new soccer camp? If you want to have a successful camp there are a multitude of things to ready. Location, schedule, coaches, and the like. On top of all those details it is crucial to have the right soccer equipment. The last thing you want is for your coaches to be under-resourced or for campers to lament their time at camp due to proper gear lacking. It will be a poor experience for them and will make it difficult to bring...

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In soccer: What is the difference between a 'match' ball and 'training' ball?

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In soccer: What is the difference between a 'match' ball and 'training' ball?

Isn't it simple? At Soccer Source we often get asked the question; "What is the difference between a training ball and a match ball?" Simply put; one is used primarily for training, while the other is used primarily for matches. Sound good? I guess we're done here! Well, not quite... It's a little more complicated than that. Some will tell you the price point is the real difference, or there is an inherent 'quality' difference. The answer may seem simple at first, until you dive into some important features of soccer balls. Let's explore a little deeper to find out what...

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