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Poolside Have a New Album That Is Perfect For The Summer

If you are a fan of summer, and pool parties and good music then you definitely need to check out the new album from Poolside. The LA based duo make perfect summer music to chill to while loungin...

Arsenal 2017-18 Home Kit

This is the time of year when brands and clubs announce their new kits for the upcoming season. And these unveilings tend to be flashy and sometimes just a bit too much. But this photo from Arsena...

PUMA One Boots

For the past number of years, the trend in soccer cleats has been to design and manufacture boots that were specific and tailored to specific styles of players. Speed boots for players that used ...

Real Madrid Home and Away Jerseys 2017-18

adidas have unveiled the home and away kits for Real Madrid for the 2017-18 season. As would be expected, the home kit has a white base with diagonal and tonal white stripes to give it added dime...

New Balance Celtic FC 17-18 Home Kit

  Celtic and New Balance have unveiled the 2017-18 home kit for Celtic and it marks the 50th anniversary of the Lisbon Lions - when Celtic defeated Inter Milan to win the European Cup. There is ...

Nike Presents CR7 MERCURIAL CAMPEÕES

When you are one of the best players in the world, you get lots of special treatment. In this case, Nike has created a special edition Mercurial boot for Cristiano Ronaldo to wear at the Confeder...

adidas Unveils Juventus Home Kit for 2017-18

At the beginning of this year Juventus unveiled an entirely new logo and branding which caused quite a stir among fans. And now, ahead of the 2017-18 season, adidas and Juventus have unveiled the...

Cristiano Ronaldo Gets FIFA 18 Cover

Score two goals in the Champions League final on your way to winning yet another UCL trophy. Following up the La Liga championship that you just won. Which comes on the heels of winning the Europ...

Sneakers of the Week - adidas UltraBOOST NEMEZIZ Tango17+

We're going to stick with the adidas NEMEZIZ for our sneaker of the week as well as our boot of the week. There are a couple of different sneakers that adidas is releasing (or has released) in th...

Boots of the Week - adidas NEMEZIZ

adidas has recently launched their latest soccer boot - the NEMEZIZ. The boot is an entirely new silo and is what Lionel Messi will be wearing going forward. The boot is built for players like Me...

NIKE PRESENTS THE NEYMAR JR MIXTAPE

To celebrate Neymar Jr.´s passion for football and music, Nike has linked up the Barcelona artists Ernest Desumbila (director), Flavio Rodríguez (International DJ) and Ba $$ ilones (producers) to...

Sneaker of the Week - Nike Zoom Mercurial Flyknit

Originally designed for Ronaldo in '98, the Nike Zoom Mercurial Flyknit Men's Shoe turns Nike's fastest football cleat into a lifestyle sneaker, thanks to a flexible Flyknit upper and lightweight,...

adidas adilette Slides

There are few soccer items that I have worn more in my life than the adidas adilette slide. Pre-game, post-game, on the way to and from practice. Around the house. Around the pool. This classic ad...

90s Music + Soccer Jerseys

We recently released three shirts inspired by English teams and the jerseys that they wore at specific times on the 1990’s. There was some incredible jersey designs at that time that we wanted to ...

Jay DeMerit in Bumpy Pitch

Our boy Jay DeMerit took to his Instagram this week sporting our most classic shirt of all time - the Laurel Crest t-shirt. Thanks of the support! Make sure and give him a follow!

RSNL, UNTD and POOL Shirts

Growing up in the ’90s here in the United Staes proved some what of a problem for many soccer fans. The Internet was super young and TV coverage was damn near non-existent. I remember there was one...

Sneakers of the Week - adidas NMD

adidas has been making some very big waves recently on and off the field. New boot silos on the field and some incredibly stylish sneakers for off the field. And the best of the bunch just might ...

Boots of the Week - Nike Camo Pack

Nike continue to put out updated colorways of their four boot silos. This time they are inspired by and feature in various camo prints.The release schedule for boots these days is more robust and ...

Boots of the Week - Nike Tech Craft Pack - B&W

For this weeks boot of the week, we're going with a whole pack of boots as opposed to just one. Nike has been doing some great things recently with their Tech Craft Pack. The pack has been a hybri...

The Hit List - Things I'm Inspired, Influenced and Intrigued By

Every day, every week, I find myself inspired, influenced and intrigued by countless things going on in the world. These things help guide designs that we work on, stories to be told, people to rea...

Boot of the Week - Nike Tiempo 6 "Light Crimson"

I'm a longtime admirer (and wearer) of Nike Tiempos. In fact, it may just be my favorite boot. Recently Nike released the Tiempo 6 which has gotten nothing but positive reviews from just about eve...

Thibaut

Say hello to Thibaut. He is in the office with us on most days and he likes to hang out with whoever stops by and watch games on TV. If you come through the office, make sure and say hello to him.

Boot of the Week - adidas Ace16+ Black

adidas shocked the soccer world recently when they unveiled laceless boots. While this may not officially be the first laceless boot ( we see you Lotto Zhero Gravity), it is certainly the first of...

The Rise of Soccer Boots

I wrote the following story for The Original Winger and figured it would be a good fit to share on here as well. Soccer cleats, football boots or whatever you want to call them are entering (or ra...

Sneakers of the Week - Nike Free 3.0 Hypervenom 2 FS “JACK FROST”

Nike has started 2016 very strong with the release of the "Jack Frost" colorway in their Free Hypervenom 3.0 silhouette. One of my favorite sneakers of the moment. I love how this sneaker effortle...

Bumpy Pitch Football Club Home Crew

When we first started Bumpy Pitch we always had the collective in mind. The soccer community has always been our home and our crew and as things have grown over the years that notion of the commu...

Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi - Battle of the Boots

With El Clasico taking place this weekend it seemed like a perfect time to take focus in on the two players that everyone will be paying attention to: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lione Lessi But instead ...

Barcelona v Real Madrid - Battle of the Third Kits

I am a long time lover of black kits. Each and every year when a team decides to go with black as the color choice for their third kit, I always smile a bit. These jerseys may not get worn that oft...

Love of the Game - Brian Dunseth

It’s pretty hard for any athlete to point to a specific date to explain how and when they fell in love with the sport that at some point in their life defined them as a person.  And to be honest,...

Life and Times of Bumpy Pitch Vol. 4

Screen Printing Screen printing is an art of its own. From choosing the mesh of a screen to the type of printing technique there are a variety of factors that ultimately decide the quality of the ...

Week In Soccer

Each and every week we are exposed to a number of items that we want to share with you. Whether it's a new pair of boots, a book or a pub to watch a game at. There are so many great things happenin...

Boot of the Week - adidas Laceless Prototype

adidas has been making some pretty bold moves on and off the pitch over the last year. They scrapped boot silhouettes like the Predator and F50 and introduced the X and the Ace. But it might just...

Love of the Game - Bryan Byrne

Growing up in Ireland, soccer was a part of my life from a very early age. I vividly remember being a mascot for my local club at the age of 6. My Dad was on the team, Castle Villa, and they were...

American Soccer History - Brooklyn Wanderers

One of our main goals when we started Bumpy Pitch was to help build soccer in America. We felt that before we could look forward and grow the sport, that there was a need to look back and understa...

Love of the Game - Rob Stone

I was introduced to the game by my Dad who had heard about this new, up and coming sport called soccer. In the mid 70's, things took a little longer to make their way down to Chapel Hill, NC. He c...

Love of the Game - Eugene Kan

We first met Eugene Kan when he was the managing editor of Hypebeast. We got connected through a mutual friend who knew that we shared a love of the game and a broader interest in culture and how ...

Sneaker of the Week - Nike Free Mercurial Superfly

Nike just announced the release of the CR7 Chapter 1 - Savage Beauty pack which consists of a pair of Mercurial boots, a small apparel collection and these incredible Free Mercurial Superfly sneak...

Chicago Fire x Bumpy Pitch - 18th Anniversary T-Shirt

Three years ago we had the opportunity to work with the Chicago Fire on a t-shirt that celebrated the 15th year of the club. It was great to get to play a part in the celebration of the club and w...

Life and Times of Bumpy Pitch Vol. 3

You might be questioning why there is a picture of the collar of one of our t-shirts. And that is a very good question. Let me tell you a story of how some neck collars became a serious issue in t...

Life and Times of Bumpy Pitch Vol. 2

Office Space Let me start this off by saying that this is the parking lot outside of our office where we are supposed to be able to park. See how empty it is? Just a couple of dudes looking at som...

Life and Times of Bumpy Pitch Vol. 1

When we first started Bumpy Pitch we had no idea what we were doing. We didn't know the first thing about designing or manufacturing clothes. We were soccer players who just so happened to have an ...

Kit Obsession - Juventus Third Kit 2015-16

We are clearly fans of third kits around here. Especially when those third kits happen to be black. This third kit from adidas and Juventus for the 2015-16 season is fire. The gold accents contra...

Boots of the Week - adidas X15 x SoccerCleats101

This weeks boot of the week comes to us via our good friend over at SoccerCleats101 - Bryan Byrne. Bryan is the guy behind SC101 and knows more about soccer boots than pretty much anyone that I k...

Pre Match Playlist - OK Lady

If you are a fan of Radiohead or D'Angelo or ideally both, then you need to listen to this mashup that blends monster albums from both artists. It is incredibly good and could be the pre-match pl...

Kit Obsession - PSG Third Kit 2015

We'll be taking a look each week at one jersey that we are obsessed with. As the design of jerseys evolves and with the ease of tracking down jerseys from all corners of the world, we want to tak...

BPFC Crest - Athletic Grey

Now in stock - the BPFC Laurel Crest in athletic grey. Soon to be your new favorite shirt!  

Boots of the Week - PUMA evoSPEED SL Project Pink

With the heavy release schedule of boots that we are seeing these days, we decided to take a look and give our pick of the best for the week (roughly every week). In our inaugural look at the bes...

Bumpy Pitch x Wolfskill FC

  One of our extended Bumpy Pitch family members has a pickup game every Monday on the westside of Los Angeles. His crew is called Wolfskill FC which is derived from Wolfskill Ranch which was ...

Reading Material - Five Soccer Books You Should Be Reading

So that title isn't 100% correct. These five books are what are currently in my reading queue at the moment. All are soccer inspired, so as soccer fans, maybe you should be reading them too. Or a...

Bumpy Pitch Shirts - The Crest & Stripes

Guys and gals, here is the next video in a new series here on The Original Winger where we take a deeper look at our shirts and where the designs come from. We field a lot of questions on the int...