Thursday, January 14, 2010

Technology of the Jabulani

You may have heard that MLS is switching the league's official match ball to the new adidas Jabulani for 2010.

This is the same ball that will be used in the 2010 World Cup, with a different design for MLS.

The Denver Post interviewed Rapids goalkeeper Preston Burpo and Rapids Head Coach Gary Smith to get their insights on the ball itself, and has posted a great article today talking about the technology of how the ball works. Read it online here.

Preston's comment on how the new technology makes it harder for 'keepers: "Really, how many people think about the goalkeeper when they design a new ball? I'm sure adidas is happy with the new ball and I'm sure it's geared toward more offense. Hey, I understand that."

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