portland timbers Alaska AirlinesThe Major League Soccer (MLS) Portland Timbers and Alaska Airlines announced that Alaska Airlines is the team’s official airline. The multi-year deal is highlighted by the Alaska Airlines’ logo prominently featured on the team’s jerseys beginning with the Timbers’ debut MLS season in March 2011.

“Today’s announcement is a significant and defining moment for the MLS Timbers,” said Merritt Paulson, president of the Timbers.

“Alaska Airlines as a jersey partner is a perfect marriage for us. Alaska has strong local roots, shares our unwavering commitment to outstanding customer service and offers unique promotional opportunities for our organization.”

rangers 10-11 umbro third shirt leaked

This is the new Rangers 10/11 third football shirt made by Umbro.

Part of the Tailored By Umbro series, the Rangers third Shirt 10/11 combines classic tailoring alongside modern fabric technology. Made with Umbro's moisture managing materials, the third Shirt improves comfort by drawing moisture away from the skin and provides an ergonomic fit that moves with the body.

the fa umbroFA and Umbro agree extension to partnership until 2018.

The FA announced an extension to their partnership with Umbro until 2018, ahead of the start of the team’s 2012 European Championship qualifying campaign.

The agreement, to run until 31 July 2018, represents a significant investment which will be reinvested by The FA back into the game across all levels, from the senior team to grassroots. The Umbro partnership will fund a cross-section of areas key to the development of football in this country including:

mexico Bicentennial 2010 adidas kit

The Mexican Football Federation and adidas, presented a Mexico 2010 Bicentennial football kit. (In 2010 Mexico celebrates 200 years of Independence (1810) from the Spanish Crown.)

Only 10000 are produced and include the official Bicentennial logo on a shield placed on the right sleeve and the serial number recorded gold at the bottom left.

belgium 10-12 burrda home kit

This is the new Belgium 10/12 Home football kit made by their new kit manufacturer Burrda.

The KBVB (the Royal Belgium Football Association) has launched an eye-catching new marketing campaign designed to get the Belgian public behind the national team ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifiers.

The advertising campaign shows many jigsaw puzzle pieces coming together to eventually create the complete Belgian players.

Burrda, who recently signed as the kit supplier for the national team in a four year deal, believes the underlying message of togetherness reflects its own belief that a successful team is based upon the sum of all its parts.

england 11-13 umbro home kit

Umbro revealed the new England 11/13 Home football kit, which is available on pre-order Here.

Designer Peter Saville designed the new England kit, read all about it in an interview with the Manchester born Designer , or watch the Umbro Video with Peter Saville at our new blog ViralFootball.com

The shirt, like the previous England home and the current England away, is inspired by English tailoring heritage, but with the latest in innovative, technical design. Constructed from two distinct cotton-based fabrics, the shirt is thicker for protection on the front and back, and more flexible in the under-arm, increasing movement.

best selling shirts

According to multi-year research by PR Marketing, released to sportingintelligence for publication, Manchester United and Liverpool sell more official replica football shirts, for Nike and Adidas respectively, than any other teams in the English Premier League, and both are at or close to the top of the global merchandise sales tables.

PR Marketing, a leading German sports market research company has provided sportingintelligence with the findings of its detailed multi-year survey into the popularity of club football shirts.

The most consistent top 10 sellers, over numerous seasons, as discovered by Dr Peter Rohlmann from PR Marketing, are as depicted below.

mls adidasAdidas and Major League Soccer today announced an extension to their strategic partnership agreement aimed at further elevating soccer in the United States and developing opportunities for young players.  The partnership extends adidas' position as the official athletic sponsor and product supplier for the MLS through 2018.

Core to the new agreement is a dedicated focus on youth development and programming to help shape the future of the sport in North America. 

"The United States is a breeding ground for athletic talent and we need to ensure our homegrown athletes have viable opportunities to play soccer at the highest level," said Patrik Nilsson, president, adidas America. 

corinthians 2010 centenary nike kit

Corinthians revealed the new  2010 Centenary home football kit made by Nike. The launch of  the shirt that represents 100 years of passion deserves a big party... and that's what happened at Parque São Jorge.

After the presentation, the players went to the locker room to prepare, and returned to Parque São Jorge, for the Saturday morning training.

Watch the latest Nike Corinthians commercial at our new Viral Football Blog

Universidad de Chile 10-11 adidas kits

On the 49th floor of the tallest building in the country , Universidad de Chile held an event to officially launch the new 10/11 home and away football kits made by Adidas.

The team's home kit from 1943 to 1958 consisted of a blue jersey, a white short and blue socks. In 1959, the home kit was changed to an all royal blue kit. In 1992 a darker tone of blue was used for the home kit and in 1996 a red stripe was added to the sleeves.

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