Here are the soccer specialty stores in town that we’re tracking down. We’re loading a picture for each one on the left so you’ll recognize them when you get there. We’re not including sporting goods stores, since you can find those on the internet and they generally sell a little bit of everything. The ones we’re including here are specialty stores that cater to soccer players only. You can certainly order online from soccer.com or Eurosport, but remember when you absolutely have to get something for tomorrow’s games or if you’d REALLY like to make sure those shoes fit, it’s going to be available locally because you supported the local store and helped them stay in business.
First pictured is House of Soccer at 5220 Eubank NE in what used to be Marie Callendar’s and then a Chinese buffet. Phone is 505-296-8417. Their web site is www.houseofsoccernm.com. No, they don’t have any let over egg rolls from the previous tenant.
Second picture is Soccer Connection at 7900 San Pedro NE, Suite A-5, on the SE corner of the intersection of Paseo del Norte and San Pedro, a mere stone’s throw from.....well, OK, a Starbucks on the opposite intersection. Phone is 505-797-5575. Their web site is www.soccerconnection.us/Home.html