For those who overdosed on football at this Summer’s World Cup, and have since lapsed from the beautiful game – it’s time to wake up and smell the pre-season!
Firstly, we love the Pre-season here at Footy-Boots.com – there’s a huge array of weird and wonderful match-ups across the world, such as Toronto FC taking Bolton Wanderers to Penalties, Swedish outfit Hamstad frustrating Fulham in a 2-2 draw and Everton scraping past Sydney FC 1-0 down under.
But the one to keep an eye on this year has to be Manchester United going head-to-head with the MLS All-Star team in the headline event of their Pre-Season tour of the US.
2009’s MLS All-Stars line-up ahead of their match against Everton
The All-Star team is chosen from the top performers of the MLS by Bruce Arena, and historically will take on a top team from Europe (last season it was Everton) as a show-piece for the best of the best in the MLS.
As adidas have a heavy hand in the MLS, and use this event to showcase the latest team-wear templates and, of course, the Jabulani ball for the coming season.
But this year, they’re also giving some of their key players the chance to showcase some eye-catching custom football boots in the match-up, and have been kind enough to send their designs over to us for a sneak peek!
Javier Morales Ice-Cool adiZero will be a great match for the MLS ASG team kit
For the big game on July 28 at Houston’s Reliant Stadium, Javier Morales of Real Salt Lake, Juan Pablo Angel of the New York Red Bulls and Omar Gonzalez of the LA Galaxy have customized their football boots with unique colorways and their initials and' numbers using miadidas, the brand’s footwear personalization platform.
Juan Pablo Angel opts for subtlety on his custom football boots
Omar Gonzales nods towards the colours of his Club, the LA Galaxy, on his adiPure‘s
Gonzales has personalized his adidas adiPure 3, which features adiPRENE under the heel for superior cushioning at impact and X-TRAXION clip-in system for adaptable grip on soft terrain.