PITCHSIDE: GOLD CUP FINAL 2021 | A “FAMILY” AFFAIR

There are a few things that stick out to me about the Gold Cup final this year. The first full capacity sporting even in the Raiders new stadium in Vegas, the sheer amount of Mexican fans and the noise they made, the last gasp goal to seal the win by Robertson, and light flex by Greg Berhalter rocking the limited (at the time unreleased) Undefeated Dunk Lows. But of all those things one thing stand out to me the most. The amount of black players that played for the USMNT in the this years gold cup and the families that came onto the pitch after the win to celebrate with the team.

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“PITCHSIDE” IT’S BEEN TOO LONG | GOLD CUP EDITION

In recent years we have seen not only an influx of clubs wearing and releasing “third kits”, but also the creativity and storytelling that accompanies these jerseys. Third kits have been a way to stretch the identity of the club by introducing new colors, designs and creativity that oftentimes isn’t seen in home and away jerseys.

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THE INSIDE OF THE OUTSIDE OF THE INSIDE OF THE BUBBLE

Over the past couple of weeks, MLS got back to action with a one of kind tournament in Orlando, FL at ESPN Wide World of Sports. The since dubbed “bubble” is a concept and idea (also adopted by the NBA) to restart and finish their league. I was able to get access to what I now call the “Inside of the Outside of the Inside of the Bubble” to shoot pitchside photography for a handful of matches in the group stages of the MLS Is Back tournament.

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JORDAN 1’s ESSENTIAL WORKERS

Difficult times often bring out the best in people. This can be especially true with art. Creativity is spawned in difficult times, and this custom sneaker project from Jeff Waskowiak (aka @get.kickrich) is a shining example of that.

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