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Fun holiday gift ideas for the soccer fan in your family!



adidas f50 miCoach with Speed Cell | $180

We can't all have Lionel Messi's foot skills — but, thanks to adidas, we CAN have his footwear. Called the first-ever "soccer shoe with a brain," the adidas F50 miCoach is the first-ever soccer shoe to incorporate adidas' groundbreaking miCoach technology. A Speed Cell embedded in the shoe's sole keeps constant readings of your player's top speed, average speed, work rate, distance traveled and other key stats, then lets you download all of that information to your home computer after the game for instant analysis. Watch your improvement over time, learn at which points of the game you gain or lose speed, compare yourself to your friends and teammates, or even go online and see how you stack up against Messi and the top players in the world! Click the link above to visit our official soccer retailer, Soccer West to save on these and other adidas shoes!


Sounders FC Junior Alliance Membership | $25

Give your child exclusive access to Major League Soccer's most exciting soccer team by making them a member of the Seattle Sounders FC Junior Alliance! In addition to a limited-edition Sounders FC Junior Alliance scarf and lunchbox to wrap up for the holidays, your child will receive exclusive invitations to special Sounders FC events — including the annual Holiday Party featuring Sounders FC players! Every member of the Sounders FC Junior Alliance is also eligible to win tickets to watch a Sounders FC game from the PEMCO Insurance Suite, and will have the chance to win special contests throughout the year to meet their favorite Sounders FC stars. Parents win, too, with 20-percent off at the team store!


A Beautiful Game: The World's Greatest Players and How Soccer Changed Their Lives | $19.79

Nearly every child in the world, at some point in their childhood, will kick a soccer ball. Some will kick around with friends for fun, others will join teams and compete for trophies, while others — the lucky few blessed with the skills, drive, opportunity and innate athletic ability — will go on to become household names from the dirt fields of Nigeria to the packed terraces of Wembley. Names like Messi … Beckham … Casillas … Cannavaro … In "A Beautiful Game," author Tom Watt seeks out the world's greatest players to learn about their lives as youth players, the towns and fields they came from, and the drive that made them champions. Filled with photos from around the world and behind-the-scenes tidbits from the young lives of the game's greatest stars, "A Beautiful Game" is both an enlightening soccer tale for older fans, and a series of compelling stories to inspire the stars of tomorrow.


Adidas RESPONSE Pro ClimaCool Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves | Price: $70

Goalkeepers in the Northwest have an especially tough job in the winter, when rain, wind and even snow make for some challenging saves. That's why the adidas RESPONSE Pro ClimaCool gloves are a perfect fit for your young keeper's holiday stocking. Designed specifically to outperform a standard glove in inclement weather, with superior grip and a patented, moisture-wicking material, the ClimaCool will help your player perform their best this winter. And at just $70 from Washington Youth Soccer partner Sports Authority, order now to make sure it arrives in time for the holidays!


Seattle Sounders FC Team Apparel | Prices Vary

Scarves up! The 2012 Seattle Sounders FC season is just three months away — are you ready to show your support for the Rave Green? Whether with a scarf, hat, t-shirt, bag or other team equipment and apparel, Soccer West has all the Sounders FC goods to make the holidays happy for the Sounders fan in your family. And don't forget to keep an eye for the all-new Super Cyan jersey coming soon to a store near you!