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Who pays for Adidas' $1 billion deal with ManU? U do.

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by Mike Carter

Manchester United soccer logo

Earlier this week Manchester United announced it had inked a 10-year, $1.3 billion deal with soccer brand Adidas to sell its replica jerseys and other merchandise around the world. The deal is worth just $68 million less than the total paid by the Glazer family in 2005 for the entire ManU team.

What does that mean for the average soccer team or club looking to buy Adidas kits? Undoubtedly more money out of every player's pockets, as the company has to recoup the costs somehow.

Here at Code Four Athletics we don't believe in paying for high-profile athletes or teams to wear our gear. We simply believe in making the best youth and adult soccer uniforms we can, and offering them at the best prices we can. Pure and simple.

Demand a new brand: Code Four Athletics.

Check out all 171 World Cup goals, ranked.

by Mike Carter We're not sure how many people it took to compile this, but if you have some free time on your hands and want to check out all 171 goals scored in this year's World Cup, click here. They're ranked best to least-best. (Seriously, there is no 'worst' goal in World Cup play!)  And when [...]

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Football at its funniest: ZORB soccer.

by Mike Carter Words can't really express the 'sport' that is ZORB soccer; ergo, this video. Enjoy!

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Soccer Logo Spotlight: Lakewood Phoenix

by Mike Carter We just outfitted a Seattle-area soccer team with one of our Soccer Packages, and in our own slightly biased opinion their soccer uniforms and gear turned out great! The team, Lakewood Phoenix FC, went with our Nova Soccer Team Package in red/black/white. To top it off, we customized everything with their cool logo [...]

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Meet Michael: a soccer player's soccer player.

by Mike Carter We recently came across the story of Michael Jorski, a Special Olympian from our hometown of Kent, Washington. He participates in soccer, bowling and basketball, while facing the toughest of all competitors: TSC, or Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. It's a genetic disorder that may affect nearly every organ system, with a variety of resulting [...]

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Soccer Gear, Sportswear Sample Sale - Friday, June 20th at Code Four Athletics in Kent, WA

by Mike Carter Mark your calendars for the Code Four Athletics 'Friday Sale' on Friday, June 20th from 8 am to 2 pm at our shop in Kent, WA. On this day only we'll be selling assorted samples and clearance designs of soccer uniforms, soccer jerseys, soccer gear, Diadora soccer balls, shoes and more. Among the [...]

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Special Olympics Spotlight: Unified Soccer in Washington State.

by Mike Carter Special Olympics Unified SportsĀ® is an inclusive sports program that combines an approximately equal number of Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) on teams for training and competition.This program has proven to be highly effective in achieving social inclusion. Athletes feel a sense of belonging; they [...]

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Code Four is kicking off the World's Second Greatest Soccer Event: our $99 Soccer Team Package.

by Mike CarterNow through the end of World Cup, you can outfit your soccer team or club with one of our unbeatable $99 soccer team package specials including a full team uniform and warmups, each available in several colors! You only have to purchase a minimum of 8 player Packages to get this great pricing. [...]

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Soccer and Golf Mashup: FootGolf, a growing new sport.

by Mike Carter Love soccer? Love golf? You'll fall head over heels for FootGolf, a sport that's growing in popularity all across the country. It's basically golf but played with a soccer ball and without clubs. Check out this video of players in action!

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Synthetic soccer turf a health hazard?

by Mike Carter Last night, Seattle's KOMO 4 News aired a story that has caused quite a stir in soccer circles. The focus: the recycled rubber used on many synthetic pitches around the country might be causing cancer. Specifically, it might be hazardous to the health of soccer goalkeepers. University of Washington assistant coach Amy Griffin has compiled [...]

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