Explainer: Three-Digit Uni Numbers in Mexican Soccer

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Omar Jalife, who’s going to Omar-splain something that’s shown up a few times in the Ticker. — PL]

By Omar Jalife

Throughout the season I’ve seen a lot of Ticker submissions about Mexican soccer players wearing three-digit uniform numbers. I’ve responded to a couple of these in the comments, but it keeps showing up, so here’s an explanation. (Continue reading)

The Kits of Euro 2016

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By Phil Hecken

It seems like only last weekend I was back with Kyle Evans and CJ Fleck*what’s that? I’m being informed it WAS only last weekend when CJ & Kyle brought us the Kits of the Copa América Centenario, and you may recall did some pretty nifty critiques of the new MLS kits for this year (Part I is here, and Part II is here)*. Well — the latest tourney has just gotten underway (Euro 2016), and Kyle & CJ are back to give us the rundown of those kits. So, without further ado, I’ll turn it over to the boys now (you can click on the pics to enlarge) … (Continue reading)

The Kits of the Copa América Centenario

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By Phil Hecken

Hey there soccer fans — I’m back today with Kyle Evans and CJ Fleck, who you may recall did some pretty nifty critiques of the new MLS kits for this year (Part I is here, and Part II is here). Well — the latest tourney has just gotten underway (the Copa América Centenario), and Kyle & CJ are back to give us the rundown of those kits. So, without further ado, I’ll turn it over to the boys now (you can click on the pics to enlarge) … (Continue reading)

Romanian Soccer Team Provides Math Lesson

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Interesting move yesterday by the Romanian soccer team, as players warmed up for the friendly against Spain while wearing jerseys and jackets with various mathematical sequences in place of their usual uniform numbers.

The move was part of a program to improve math performance in Romanian . . . → Read More: Romanian Soccer Team Provides Math Lesson