MLS soccer jerseys are a great way to inspire a kid and they make a great gift!
The big downside is that they are a little expensive. Actually, the authentic MLS jersey is about as expensive as the other soccer replica jerseys.
Don’t give up, though. There are some great deals on the web if you know where to look for an MLS jersey, such as Amazon.com.
Well, you want to go big so your child can wear the jersey for more than 6 months.
Also keep in mind that MLS soccer jerseys are normally 100% polyester so they don’t shrink.
Below is a chest size chart for general use or you can look at these online size charts from The Sports Authority.
One option you have is to buy a regular soccer jersey and not an MLS jersey at all. There are some nice soccer jerseys you can get for under $20.
As I said before, all authentic soccer jerseys are going to cost about the same amount. The key then becomes to find clearance items, sales of overstock items or maybe last year's design at a reduced price.
Won't this take a lot of time?--NO!
#1 Idea - Use Amazon.com
I have provided a seach box below for your convenience. Results for the search on "MLS soccer jersey" is already displayed below.
#2 Idea - Try SOCCER.COM
The soccer superstore, Soccer.com, has MLS jerseys from previous years (while supplies last, of course) at reduced prices and also has some incredible prices on MLS soccer jerseys that are not quite authentic. By that I mean these shirts are called rec. jerseys or sometimes training jerseys. They are a little lighter shirt without the exact color scheme and detail. I have to tell you, though, that these soccer jerseys still look great and make a great compromise for the money.
The price difference? It can be as much as $20-$25.
#3 Idea - Check out the Clearance Sales!
I have put together a webpage just for frugal parents wanting to find the best deals on replica jerseys. This page has easy links to the clearance and sale areas of the best websites for not only soccer jerseys, but many other soccer items as well.
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