Thursday, June 18, 2015

Nabisco - US Soccer - Pass the Love

Nabisco and Ritz Crackers are again teaming up with US Soccer to show support for the US Women's team in the 2015 World Cup through their #Pass the Love program. Participants can receive prizes, which include a soccer ball, keychain, US team jersey and digital coupons (to buy more stuff)...

The side panel on the Soccer Ritz features Alex Morgan, as does the ad campaign...

Sunday, June 14, 2015

2015 - Soccer at the Reading Fighting Phils

2015.06.14 Reading, Pa

The Reading Fighting Phils, AA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, held a soccer afternoon featuring a soccer ball giveaway (which was designed to look like a baseball) to kids 12 and under and an on field soccer clinic with Michael Lahoud of the Philadelphia Union. The clinic was well attended with lots of soccer kids taking the field. Baseball is trying to regain some of it's following, which has younger fans switching to soccer. This is one way to bring the kids out to the park...

Michael Lahoud autograph. He had a nice line of people obtaining his signature.

Union 2015 schedule

2007.07.25 Paul Combs editorial cartoon on modern youth switching from baseball to soccer...

Steve Benson editorial cartoon on the NFL losing some of it's fan base...

To be honest, there are a lot of good kids out there and a lot of fans. I follow many sports, I just don't get fanatical about any one team.. There is plenty to go around, but soccer is certainly making headway into the US sport scene...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

2015 Women's World Cup

Google banner 2015.06.08

2015 US National Team cover

Abby Wambach cover

Alex Morgan cover

Carli Lloyd cover

Sydney Leroux cover

Sports Illustrated offers 5 collectors covers for the 2015 Women's World Cup