Feb 012011

AVID SoccerLOS ANGELES, California (31 January 2011) – 2010 was an amazing year in football.  There is a new World Cup winner, playing on a new Continent.  The game advanced through technique, tactics and technology.  The USA National Team provided a Star Spangled Banner feeling as they weathered multiple poor starts only draw or win through the early rounds.

Final verse of the Star Spangled Banner:

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

On the gear front, it was an equally exciting year.  AVID Soccer had the chance to test gear from most of the major manufacturers and many smaller ones.  ASER tested products as diverse as the Microsoft Kinect to the Jabulani ball to a Chelsea anniversary scarf.  The best rose to the top and now receive their accolades.

Winners were selected in five categories:

Best Boot Nominees:

  • Puma PWR-C 1.10
  • Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II
  • Pele Sports 1962 (Value Boot of the Year)
  • adidas Predator X TRX (Boot of the Year)

Best Ball Nominees:

  • Wilson Avanti NCAA Official Ball
  • Select Brilliant Superball
  • Nike Total90 Tracer
  • adidas Jabulani/Jo’bulani World Cup Ball (Best Ball Winner)

Best Kit Nominees:

  • Nike Serbia National Team Kit
  • Puma Côte d’Ivoire National Team Kit
  • Nike Netherlands National Team Kit
  • adidas Spain National Team Kit (Best Kit Winner)

Best Lifestyle Product Nominees:

  • Pele Sports Track Jacket
  • EA Sports FIFA 2011
  • Microsoft Windows Phone
  • Puma Project Pink WPS Jersey (Winner Best Lifestyle Product)

Innovative Product of the Year Nominees:

  • Microsoft Kinect
  • TactX Training Animation System
  • adidas miCoach Training System (Winner Innovative Product of the Year)

ASER would like to congratulate all of the nominees and winners of this years awards.  All of the testers and readers are looking forward to what 2011 will bring.

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The Cal South Soccer Nation Expo Heads to the Beach

The Cal South Soccer Nation Expo Heads to the Beach

CAL South moves the premier Soccer Convention from the Staples Center to the Long Beach Convention Center on February 12-13.

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Four-A-Side Street Soccer

Four-A-Side Street Soccer

Most of us learned our love of soccer/football playing on the streets and pitches near home. Playing in the front yard is how I started my kids playing. It is football at its simplest: A ball, opposing players and goals.

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Are you an AVID Soccer Coach/Player/Fan/Goalkeeper

Are you an AVID Soccer Coach/Player/Fan/Goalkeeper

Nike, adidas, Reusch and Calle Republic have sponsored a contest for the AVID Soccer coach, player, fan and goalkeeper. Prizes will go to the best stories and will be published on AVID Soccer.

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Nike Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II Gets Nike+

Nike Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II Gets Nike+

Nike Launches Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II, Delivering Greater Speed and Exclusive Insider Access to the World’s Top Players

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