Big news in the small world of The Third Kit. We’re moving house. This stale, sticky-floored party pad is getting its windows boarded up for the winter while we’re off to a shiny new villa with a Terracotta roof and marble countertops. Or so we hope.
Here’s the deal. Myself, Sam, and a tall Serbian guy who’s posted here once or twice have been cooking up a big project for the last six months or so. A dream project, if you will.
It is, to travel from the US to Brazil for the World Cup, stopping along the way to document different Latin American cultures through the lens of ‘fútbol’. Cool, no? We think so too. So we’re really going for it. But we need your help.
The documentary will be called ‘American Fútbol‘. Clever, we know. But you can find everything you need to know about this project here:
We will also continue blogging there, albeit a bit more seriously and mostly about ongoings in U.S. and Latin American soccer.
This might seem all very drastic, and it is. But I’ll put it this way. Four years ago, like many of us, The Third Kit was drunkenly conceived in a dorm room. It served as a way for us to explore soccer culture in the U.S. and join the lively conversation that is the online American soccersphere. At times, we’ve added things to that conversation, and others, not at all. But we’ve never had a focus. And now we do.
We believe the growing Latin culture in the United States is a vital part to our development as a soccer nation. So by going to these countries and exploring the roots of there passion for the game, we think can help define our own ‘football identity’ in the US.
This is obviously a very ambitious project. But we believe in it. And I hope we can make you believe in it too. So please follow us to our new site, and on this trip. Even if we can’t literally bring you with us, we promise to make your support well worth it.