Which soccer ball should I buy? Here is a summary of what the top leagues use
I hope you can hit those balls with some of the best players in the world. Here is a brief guide to the balls used in some of the most popular leagues in the world and how much they cost.
Which soccer ball should I buy? Here’s what the biggest leagues in the world are using
English Premier League: The Nike Merlin, at $160. Looks and feels like a classic professional ball.
The league: The Nike Merlin! Still! But with more red tint in the colors than the EPL version. I wonder if Nike chose the name because of Spain’s range of creative attacking players, such as David Silva?
A-series: Another Nike Merlin! This one with an orange feel. It looks like UEFA and Nike have agreed that most of Europe’s top leagues should play with the same ball. Logic.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Adidas Madrid Finale 19, released on January 19, is sold in Europe for 150 euros ($171 according to Google). Looks like an exciting ball for an exciting game. (I predict Manchester City 3-1 against Juventus, even if both teams kick Nike Merlins during the league game.)
MLS: Adidas Nativo Questra at $165. Looks like an MLS-like ball, brushed with patterns resembling American flags. Who will put this one in the net the most in 2019? Kai Kamara? Zlatán? Josef Martinez? Shane O’Neill (hopefully)?
A new match ball for 2019.
– Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 7, 2018 г.
In summary, Nike leads in most leagues, but adidas takes the cake on the biggest stages around the world. Which would you rather kick?
I remember using a Select ball in high school that looked like a helium balloon. I hope you don’t have the same memories.