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Ruffneck is getting a brand new look

Posted on January 28, 2020 by Jeff McIntyre | 0 Comments

Get ready for a brand new look and feel to Ruffneck Scarves.

We are making some big improvements to our core brand and to the look and feel of RuffneckScarves.com.

Stay tuned....

Seattle Sounders MLS Cup Champions again!

Posted on November 11, 2019 by Jeff McIntyre | 0 Comments

What can we say, we love our hometown club the Seattle Sounders. It was a great day for the Sounders and for Ruffneck, as all of our Ruffneck staff was able to be a part of this historic event.

To be able to watch the club you've been following forever win it all at home is an unbelievable thing. 

It was extra special for all of us Ruffnecks to share it with our families and friends.

Scarves up Seattle!

 

                     

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NHL season starts with officially licensed NHL scarves from Ruffneck

Posted on October 02, 2019 by Jeff McIntyre | 0 Comments

The puck drops on the 2019/2020 NHL season today!

Ruffneck Scarves is proud to be the officially licensed scarf provider to the NHL.Get 

Get your hockey scarves now and support your favorite NHL club in style.

Scarves up hockey fans!

 

Posted in blues scarf, flyers scarf, hockey scarves, lightning scarf, nhl scarf, rangers scarf

USWNT 4 Star Championship Scarf

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Jeff McIntyre | 0 Comments

Officially licensed USA Women's World Cup Champions scarf now available

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USWNT scarves at Women's World Cup 2019

Posted on June 11, 2019 by Jeff McIntyre | 0 Comments

USWNT scarves for 2019 Women's World Cup now available

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Ruffneck Scarf Wall at the National Soccer Hall of Fame

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Jeff McIntyre | 0 Comments

Hall of Fame scarf wall by Ruffneck Scarves

If you haven't had the opportunity to go to Dallas, well Frisco, Texas and visit the National Soccer Hall of Fame's new location, it is certainly a must for any true American soccer fan. Soccer Scarves everywhere too...

This was our first visit in person and it could have been any better. 

As soon as we walked through the front doors we were greeted by the Ruffneck Scarves Scarf Wall, where it appeared all of the visitors to the HoF were taking photos.

Hall of Fame soccer scarves

We worked with the staff at FC Dallas and the National Soccer Hall of Fame to donate these soccer scarves for the display, but until we saw it in person, it was hard to comprehend how "cool" it was, and how fulfilled we feel as a small soccer business to be represented in such a way.

We are grateful to have a legacy that represents our passion and the passion of soccer supporters across America. 

National Soccer Hall of Fame

Click here for more information or to visit the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Scarves up!

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The early days of soccer in America

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Chris Williams | 0 Comments

ABOVE: Artistic rendition of an Oneida FC game played at Boston Common

Originally it was thought that soccer first came to America though Ellis Island in the 1860s. However research in 2013 revealed that Irish, English, Scottish, Italian and German immigrants entering through the Port of New Orleans were the first to bring the sport to America, and it was there where many of the first games took place. 

In 1862 Oneida Football Club was was established in Boston as the first association football club in the United States.  In the early days, game rules varied by region, and the “Boston Game” allowed players to both kick the ball along the ground as well as pick it up and run with it.

In and effort to standardize the rules, the American Football Association was established in 1884. Early leagues in America mostly used the name “football” however in the in the late 1910s confusion between the terms “American football” and “association football” eventually led to more widespread use of the term “soccer”, derived from the British slang term for “association”.

In 1913 the AFA and the American Amateur Football Association applied for membership in FIFA, with the AAFA eventually being recognized as the United States Football Association, now known as the United States Soccer Federation.

The 1920s saw the rise of the American Soccer League, which was considered the second-most popular sports league in the U.S., only behind Major League Baseball. However the onset of the Great Depression ultimately led to the demise of the ASL in 1933. Despite this setback, the United States did compete in the first two FIFA World Cups, however the game failed to gain in popularity in the U.S. until the emergence of the NASL in 1968. 

Much has been written and debated about the subject and this just skims the surface of the story. We’re just happy that the game did finally take off in the States and will continue to grow for decades to come.

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