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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

AFC Ajax fantasy kits

Full name: Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax
City: Amsterdam
League: Eredivisie
Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Fouded: 1900
Shirt sponsor: AEGON
Kit manufacturer: adidas

Ajax is one of the most successful club of the world. Their kits are white with red vertical band on the shirt, and it is little to change about it. I choose a simple design not alterating the tradition of the kit, and inserting very subtile the three stripes of the adidas. Last few years Ajax used two kind of kits, with adidas three stripes for international games and without stripes for domestic league games or viceversa. My design is something between.
The version of home kit with black socks was worn as home kit until the late sixties, and few years ago was worn again.
The away kit is all black, used from begining as change kit. I kept the red trims for the black kit, only change the collar into black. For the away and third kit used as watermark for the shirt the three x instead of the Amsterdam crest.
The third kit is light blue and blue with white stripes. This kit is useful for games against PSV, Sparta, Feyenoord, and generaly for red-white-black colour teams.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Middlesborough Futsal Contest (kits 8, 9 and 10)

For the next three design I created a feature consisting three errea logos and put that on the arms, short and back of the socks. The shirts fabric (besides sleeves) has a watermark with errea logo all over it.
The 8th kit is all blue with red trims and V neck and red errea shaped lines on the sides.
The 9th kit has a little agressive combination with red arms and red short.
A softer version (10th) only with red arms and red turnovers for socks.

Poli Timisoara

Full name: CS Fotbal Club Timişoara (Poli)
City: Timişoara
League: Liga I
Stadium: Dan Păltinişanu
Fouded: 2002 (1921)
Shirt sponsor: BkP
Kit manufacturer: lotto

Finally made the kits for Poli (as we called) team from the city where I spent almost 7 years of my life and team wich I support. Usually Poli play in purple and white colours, but after a controversy about the ownership of the club and record (history) last year Poli played in yellow and black kits and white as change colour. I made the home kit purple shirt, white short and purple socks. This is a tribute kit for this year participation in Europa League.
I watch their games since I was little kid, but I can't determined wich is the standard home kit. They play almost in every combination at home or away. Therefore I made four variants for home and away kits, combining the purple and white.
The away kit is opposite to the home kit. This combination was used often as home kit.
All white was used also as home kit, aspecially last year when Poli was not allowed to use purple colour.
The third kit is yellow and black with little white (current clubs colour).

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Middlesborough Futsal Contest (kit 7)

Restart the work for this contest and came with the 7th design. Changed the colour shade and used a simple design, based on association of three errea logos (used instead of stripes on short, back of the socks and below arms. The red parts are made from different fabric (perforated for good ventilation).

C.A. River Plate fantasy kits

Full name: Club Atlético River Plate
City: Buenos Aires
League: Primera División Argentina
Stadium: El Monumental
Fouded: 1901
Shirt sponsor: PETROBRAS, LUBRAX, PokerStars.com
Kit manufacturer: adidas

This is the team that win the argentinian league 33 times. Their traditional kit is white shirt with red diagonal band, black short and white socks. For River's kit I made an atypical design with the three stripes as a continuesion of the diagonal band. The three stripes on the short follows the shirt's design. The socks I left simple only with red turnovers.
A very often used version of the home kit, with white short.
The away kit is opposite to the home one, with black shirt and socks, white short. The red parts from the home kit can be found here, the only change is the red V neck and the trims.
An all black away version.
Following the advices from FSC site where I posted initialy as red shirt with black band, I made a different third kit, red shirt with three black vertical stripes, red short and red socks.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Look Again, It's Not What You Think

No, it's not a professional soccer game in South Florida, actually the attendance here might exceed that of some Miami FC games. No, this is the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. This pic is from the Italy vs. Paraguay match. I wonder how South Florida would fare in staging this game. Sellout crowd at FIU perhaps?

Ah, to dream. September officially marks the end of Miami FCs season, so live professional soccer is now in the closet with the moth balls as we get our soccer fix through espn360, justin.tv, foxsoccer, setanta, etc., etc., etc.

But in an offseason there are always 'talks'. What these 'talks' will lead to no one can really tell. Let's hope they don't end up with the, "let's fold the team" scenario. If that be the case, then maybe this Striker Liker will move to Seattle and deal with the winter.

But for now, the middle of October is the finishing line for World Cup Qualifiers, who will fill out the draw and which heavyweight will watch South Africa 2010 from the comfort of their couch?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Girondins de Bordeaux F.C. fantasy kits

Full name: Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux
City: Bordeaux
League: Ligue 1
Stadium: Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas
Fouded: 1881
Shirt sponsor: KIA, Cdiscount, PICHET
Kit manufacturer: PUMA

They're the actual champion of France. I made for them three kits in three different colours, traditional for the club. The design is very simple at first site, but there are some V stripes on arms and back of the shirt made from different fabric (and a bit lighter shade of blue). The front white V hase correspondence on the back of the short and the back of the socks (there is only the lower part of the V). Otherwise I try to respect the sponsors and their positions like the present (09/10) kit.
The away kit is the opposite of the home one, all white with dark blue V on the chest, back of the short and back side of the socks.
The third kit is dark red (burgundy) colour with white V on front of the shirt, back of the short ond socks.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Miami FC will be back next year! Burrito's list of players to keep and Cheerleader Pictures!

Saturday night was last Miami FC game of season and Burrito saw how Miami lose against the Islanders. But the good thing was watching the Miami Ultras. They were loud and they had one hombre with a cowbell who was great! The pinches Ultras also give Burrito's compadre Zach "Beowulf" Kirby the players of the seasons award. Funny thing is Beowulf get red carded out of game! Chingada madre! The referees a wanker!

Burrito try to talk to Aaron Davidson presidente of Miami FC to see if homeboy going to keep the team in USL, MLS or some other League pero he no want to talk to Burrito. Burrito did hear Aaron talk to reporter who ask him about the meetings in NY with MLS. El Senor Davidson only say that they were exploring every option. He did say Miami FC would be back next season but didn't know in what league. Ay Virgencita de Guadalupe, please bring MLS back if not MLS then MLS-2 or something better then USL. Burrito promise to be good and not sneak into games anymore!

Burrito think Miami FC need to start working on the next season today!
So Burrito going to tell you what players we need to keep for next season. Ok, Burrito love all players of Miami FC (in manly way vatos, Burrito no es puñal !) but Burrito ask players who read this blog to not cry if Burrito no mention you, sorry pero Caca pasa!
Here we go:
The Cheerleaders, ok they not players but Burrito like to look at them! Ay Chihuahua! They muy calientes! They need to come back, check out pictures!Join the Blue Angels on facebook HERE
Ok, back to players
Gale Agbossoumonde, is young player that have mucho potential! He did make bubu but we forgive him cause he young. See bubu HERE
Paulo Araujo Jr. the best player Burrito has seen since Pele! Ok, maybe not pero he is muy buen jugador de futbol!
Cristiano "Kaka" Dias like Paulo Jr he is from Brazil, many good things come from Brazil, like the tanga, las garotas (hot brazilian mamacitas) and good futbol players. So keep him cause he a good player!
Jarryd "The Hebrew Hammer" Goldberg, this vato is a work horse who play with hearts. He small like Burrito pero he is muy macho!
Pat "the Man" Hannigan, now what can Burrito say about the guy who keep Miami FC in playoff hopes? The best goalkeeper we have in a long time! Ok, ok they make 9 goles on him pero that was an off day. Burrito trust Pat as keeper so much that Burrito would trust him to guard Burritos sisters virginity, thats how much Burrito trust him!
Aaron "El Rey" King He new player who come to team and score like Burrito score with the hot mamacitas. He is opportunist and Burrito like that.
Zach "Beowulf" Kirby, Miami Ultras player of the year. Burrito no need to say more.
Tim Merrit, like Goldberg he one of those silent vatos who play with heart and no say much.
Brian Shriver another new player who in little time became fan favorite. Burrito want to see him play some more.
Zourab "Zee" Tsiskaridze,what Burrito like about Zee the most is that he is multifunctional players. He play defense, he play forward and he has cool name and no hair!

Burrito so-so favoritos:
These players make the so-so list cause sometimes they play good sometimes they make bubu pero they can stay on team cause Burrito nice dawg! Leo Inacio, Jack Traynor, Walter Ramirez and Alen Marcina

Burritos caca list includes all players not mentioned, sorry holmeses you guys go find other team.
Burrito hope the head honchos with ponchos at Miami FC and Traffic read this list and recognize Burritos abilities as talent finder. Maybe they give Burrito Fernando Clavijo's job! Burrito be much cheaper too! Burrito only ask for a few bones and quesadillas!
All Pictures by Robert Scorca
Want to see more pictures? Check out these pictures by Victor Palkaninec HERE
Do you agree with Burrito's list? What players would you keep next year and which would you give the ax?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A.S. Monaco fantasy kits

Full name: Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club
City: Monaco
League: Ligue 1
Stadium: Stade Louis II
Fouded: 1924
Shirt sponsor: FEDCOM, HSBC
Kit manufacturer: PUMA

I used a design similar with the other Puma template of mine. For the home kit I made a several variants, combining the red short and socks with the white ones (variants used by A.S. Monaco). A first standard design with white short and socks.
A second variant with red short and white socks (classic for the 8o's).
A third version with red short and socks.
The fourth version has white short and red socks.
Because of the design of the shirt (with two halfs in different colours) must be used more away kits. I made three versions all red, all white and all dark grey. The all red is used in games against all white teams.
The all white is needed against teams with all red kits.
The dark grey kit is used in games against striped shirts in white and red colours.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Newry City F.C. fantasy kits

As an answer to Dylan Keenan's request here I post the kits for Newry City F.C.

Full name: Newry City Football Club
City: Newry (Northern Ireland)
League: IFA Premiership
Stadium: The Showgrounds
Fouded: 1923
Shirt sponsor: Mc Keowns
Kit manufacturer: UMBRO

For the home kit I made a thinner striped shirt (blue and white), white short and blue socks. Can be used with blue short also.
For the away kit I used the traditional colours, yellow and blue.
A third kit I made with white shirt (can be used with blue short and blue socks too) black short and white socks.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Scotland fantasy kits (change kits)

This is an add-on to a previous post, after a few suggestion about the away kit. There is a red shirt version worn by Scots in 1980-1985 period.
Together with the all white kit this is the most used away kit for Scotland. Here are some designs with different kind of crosses on chest.

This one is a version that never was worn (as far as I know) and has colours from the Scotland's crest.

Miami FC Challenge, last game of the season at Lockhart Stadium! Come see them shave their heads.

The final game of the year is here! ...and to show their level of commitment to South Florida, Miami FC players and staff are willing to shave their heads if fans fill Lockhart Stadium!

When: Saturday Sept 19th 2009 8:00pm
The game: Miami FC vs Puerto Rico Islanders

For every 500 ticket sold, one player will shave his head.

There are 22 players willing to do whatever it takes to make Miami FC your team.
And to show their dedication and passion for this soccer club.
If you come out to see Miami FC play against the Puerto Rico Islanders even coach " Zinho" and Club President Aaron Davidson are willing to shave their heads.

So let's do it South Florida come out and support your only professional Soccer team! Come out and paint your face, join the Miami Ultras at the Tailgate (starts at 5 pm) for free beers and If you want MLS then bring signs and tell Miami FC what you the fans want.
Vamos Miami! Let's go Blues!

UPDATE 9/18/09 2:45 PM
Tailgate Starts at 5 PM,FREE BEER while supplies last so get there early! There will be a parade and "El Presidente" Pieter Brown of the Miami Ultras will present the Ultras Player of the Year just prior to the game. Let's go to Lockhart people! We all want Aaron Davidson's hair!
Read more at the Ultras site CLICK HERE

Thursday, September 17, 2009

São Paulo fantasy kits

Full name: São Paulo Futebol Clube
City: São Paulo
League: Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Stadium: Morumbi Stadium
Fouded: 1930, re-founded in 1935
Shirt sponsor: LG, FAST Shop
Kit manufacturer: Reebok

São Paulo is the current champion of Brazil. Their home kit is all white whit three stripes (red white and black) on the chest.
A second variant of the home kit with black short and socks.
The away kit is respecting the vertical stripes but I use predominant red colour on the back and sleeves.
An other variant of the away kit with white short and socks.
The third kit is all black for the games against red and white teams.

Red Bull Street Style comes to Miami

Yes folks! Red Bull Street Style is here! The event will be held at 5701 Sunset Drive tomorrow Friday September 18, 2009. Doors open at 6 pm and starts at 7 pm. There is no cost to register, participate or attend.
No idea what I'm talking about? Check the video out below.

Here is what it's all about from the Red Bull Street Style site:

Following the runaway success of 2008 culminating in the first ever World Finals in Sao Paulo, Red Bull Street Style returns for 2009/10 to keep the world freestyle elite on their toes and the tricks fresh. It’s time to get up, get back on it, and get practising: Red Bull Street Style is back! For all those backyard ballers out there blown away in Brazil by the skills of reigning world champion Séan, this is your chance to make a name for yourselves on the freestyle football scene.

In 2008, 45 countries from all four corners of the globe took on the challenge by sending the winners of their respective National Finals to the World Finals in Brazil, the spiritual home of the Beautiful Game. For 2009/10 Red Bull Street Style is set to step it up a level as the competition gets even bigger and better, with hundreds of national qualifying tournaments expected across the planet before the best of the best meet for the final showdown in South Africa in March 2010.

Stay up-to-date with all the interviews, stories, facts and dates for the national qualifying tournaments in your own country by visiting Red Bull Street Style.

Streetstylers looking for the ultimate kick will also have the chance to set up their own personal Baller Profile, where you can upload images and videos of yourself and show the other streetstylers who’s really got the skills to pay the bills.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TOA meets with MLS? Could this be the beginning of MLS2?

A few sources have stated that the TOA (Team Owners Association) is meeting with MLS this week and both groups are trying to make some deal that might create every promotion/relegation lovers wet dream... MLS2. I must point out that no one has come forward and confirmed this news yet. I bring it to you only for the sake of argument and will leave the breaking story (if in fact this meeting took place) to the actual journalists.

That being said I find the prospect of a possible MLS2 intriguing. The fact that both parties are willing to talk is a good thing and in my opinion this would give better credibility to MLS and the TOA in the eyes of the soccer world. But for something like this to work the TOA has stated in the past that they want control of their new league. Would MLS want the teams to buy into the league? How much would they ask as an entry fee? Will the TOA be forced to work under a salary cap? So many questions.

It appears the TOA are aggressively looking at all the options. But I think starting a League from scratch would be very difficult and costly. They either talk to USL and make up or pursue an agreement with MLS.

I think the MLS option is a good one. MLS gets a second division for free, as opposed to buying all the USL (which included USL1, USL2, PDL, etc) All MLS would have to do is give the TOA the name (for which they pay a fee) and let them run themselves. The relegation/promotion idea though ideal for many wont happen anytime soon so forget about it people! MLS doesn't have to cherry pick teams off of USL anymore. They have many teams to pick from now. So if say San Jose or Kansas City can't continue in MLS anymore then they can pick a team from MLS2 that has a good ownership group, a SSS and a large fan base. I make it sound easy and it's not but this is my fantasy damn it!

Would South Florida fans support an MLS2 team? I've read on this blog all the comments and on other sites that fans want MLS in Miami and not a USL team. The Fact is Miami FC/Traffic has done a terrible job to get the word out that there is a team in Miami. I have spoken to many Soccer fans who have told me they never knew the team existed. Miami FC fans have done their part. I started this blog and I have done my part to get the word out. I have even given away my own season tickets to get some of these people to the stadiums and so have other Miami FC fans most notably the Miami Ultras, but fans can only do so much, it's not enough. Next year if we have a team, Traffic needs to prove they want Miami FC to exist and spend some money and put some signs out in front of the stadiums and out in the city. If Miami FC actually puts some effort, spends the money and still fails then I'll be the first to say "Ok, this market sucks!" But I'm convinced that if the product is good. If the effort is made and if the organization is there, that South Florida will succeed like the Strikers were successful back in the NASL days and like the Miami Fusion were becoming in their final year in MLS.

I can go on. But I'd like your take on all this. Do you think MLS2 is a good idea? Would you support a South Florida team in MLS2?

UPDATE 4:54 PM - 9/16/09:
As Burrito noted in a comment below. It's confirmed that Miami FC spoke to MLS!
Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports it is Aaron Davidson of Miami FC who is in NY but he is not sure if it is in representation of the TOA. Read more:


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