Yoooo, Why Do These Mexico Jersey Photos Look Like Telenovela Posters And Album Covers
If you follow fútbol fashion, you’re pretty aware that soccer is unlike many American sports, where the uniforms and jerseys rarely change season-to-season. In fútbol, the opposite is true: club teams often debut a new kit (uniform) every season and national teams change things up every few years. Before every World Cup, soccer jersey enthusiasts eagerly anticipate what designs manufacturers such as Adidas, Nike and Puma will come up with for the big tourney.
Most of the time, the photos for the jersey announcements look something like this:
Nothing out of the ordinary. Just a guy posing in an empty soccer stadium with an awkward smile on his face.
In 2010, this is what Mexico’s World Cup jersey photos looked like:
Just a basic white background. Generic soccer balls. No frills.
But this year, Adidas took things to another level, making Mexican players like Andrés Guardado, Javier “Chicharito” Hernández and Orbelín Pineda pose for photos that are oozing with desire, angst and passion.
They even got Chicharito to do the “blessed” pose! ?
Blessed? Must have been taken before he joined West Ham.
Honestly, some of the photos look like they could be posters for telenovelas. Just go with me on this. Andrés Guardado would be perfect in…
Chicharito Hernández would definitely be the leading man in…
Let’s not forget about Carlos Vela, who is absolutely smoldering in the poster for…
You know, they could just as easily be album covers. I’d buy this one in a heartbeat.
If you want some Mexican pop ballads a la Luis Miguel or Christian Castro, Héctor Moreno has you covered.
Is alternative pop more your thing? Take a listen to El Principito.
How about some smooth, grown folks’ R&B? You can count on Carlos V.
If you’re looking for an under-the-radar singer-songwriter, give Orbelín Pineda a shot.
“Where’s the Latin Trap?” you ask. CHI – CHA – REE – TOH! has you covered.
I mean, you could also just throw all of them together on a ??? mixtape.
Now you see it, right?
OK, anyway, Mexico will be wearing those new jerseys for the 2018 World Cup. So, um, yeah, keep an eye on ’em!
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