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Father’s Day gift ideas for the American soccer fan

Father's Day gift ideas

It can be hard to come up with some Father’s Day gift ideas. Lawn care equipment, cooking utensils or even a good old-fashioned T-shirt would work.

Of course, these are just ideas. Oftentimes, these are not incredibly memorable gifts for the fathers out there.

Rather, dads love soccer-oriented presents. That could be a kit, a piece of memorabilia, a trading card or anything of that sort. With the world of soccer being so spread out, there are a number of options.

This is particularly true in the United States. While Father’s Day is a summer holiday, that means Europeans celebrate with their dads in the offseason of the beautiful game. That is not the case in the U.S.

Major League Soccer and the other American soccer leagues are in full swing come June 19. Therefore, soccer can be part of the celebration with dads on their special day.

Here are just a few ideas of things you can get your soccer-loving father for Father’s Day in the United States.

Father’s Day gift ideas

One of the most popular trends right now is the whole experience over material item. It is one thing to get one of those pieces of memorabilia, they are great for the collector in all of us.

However, many dads love memories with their loved ones. Spending time doing something fun is often the best gift, as cliché as it sounds.

Tickets to games

This summer, one of the best Father’s Day gift ideas is a ticket to one of many soccer games scheduled for June and July. That includes the American soccer competitions, which, as stated previously, have loaded schedules this summer.

Or, it could be one of the club sides visiting the U.S. as part of their summer tours. Arsenal, Manchester City, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are just a few of the clubs coming to the U.S. this summer to play friendly games. In fact, on Wednesday, July 20, five European clubs play five MLS sides. For example, Bayern Munich plays DC United and Chelsea plays Charlotte FC.

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Kits

Every summer, every club releases a new kit. More often than not, these are small changes. A variation of a pattern earns designation as a major change, encouraging fans to invest in a new kit.

Already, many of Europe’s elite clubs released the newest editions of famous sets. Are the changes super dramatic? No, not necessarily at least. For example, take Real Madrid’s famous white shirt. There are only small differences each year, including this one.

However, if you are looking for a great Father’s Day gift idea, you can never go wrong with a new kit.

This is especially true if it is for a new player joining the club. For a Manchester City fan, an Erling Haaland light blue shirt would be a perfect option.

If your dad is a Real Madrid fan, make sure to not get him a Kylian Mbappé kit in that famous white stripe. Something may not go over too well if that is his big gift.

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  1. Mercator

    June 8, 2022 at 11:37 am

    An Mbappe Madrid kit would be savage and perfect for the Madrid fans in your life. Laughing that I haven’t thought of this one, I may try to find a cheap Mbappe Madrid kit just to mess around, but worried it will inspire a rant about 14 CLs.

    In world cup years I always got my dad the world cup ball, which I think is already available this year as well even though the world cup isn’t until November. He has a collection now going back to the 94 Cup.

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