Some youth teams award an embroidered patch to each player who scores a goal in a game, with a lesser patch to those who make an assist (setting up a goal), with another special kind of embroidered patch for the goalie who posts a shutout, makes an outstanding save on a breakaway or for other on-field (and sometimes off-field) accomplishments. Kids love to collect the patches, having them sewn on a jersey, warm-up jacket, soccer bag or other equipment.
The expanded U.S. interest in soccer, the game that most of the rest of the world knows as football, has fueled the growth of homegrown professional leagues here in the United States and even a North American interest in English and other European professional leagues. A search for soccer embroidered patches on web auction sites yields an astounding number of non-U.S. teams, including juggernauts Manchester United and AC Milan.
The Chicago Embroidery Company has been making soccer patches for many years and can help make your team look sharp with a custom embroidered image or just a simple one or two-color soccer ball patch to be worn on jersey sleeves. Learn more at http://www.c-emblem.com or by calling 312-664-4232.