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NCUnitedSA - Scarves are available for ORDER

Date Posted: 2/13/2014

Looking for the that UNIQUE soccer gift?  

Need a special Valentine's day gift?

Wanna show your NCUnitedSA pride?  

or just a little cold?

Order today your NCUnitedSA Soccer Scarves...

1 for $18 or 2 or more for $15 each

Delivery is after the 1st week of March.

Complete this form and return with payment to NCUnitedSA:  ORDER FORM

History of Soccer Scarves

Unity, identity, affiliation, pride, devotion and solidarity: all words that have come to epitomize the soccer scarf.

As most fashions and trends originate, the scarf was originally a functional tool, much like the handkerchief, used during Roman times so wipe one’s face. The women then started making distinctive colors and designs, using them on their heads, again as a functional piece, but we know that as the fashionable head scarf today. Similarly to the ancient scarf, soccer scarves originated where soccer originated, Jolly Ol’ England.

Just about 1900, soccer emerged from the hedgerows, and the worldwide phenomenon had begun. As Europe developed their respective countries’ leagues, many, including England, found the season taking place in the winter. This meant that team colored shirts or jerseys were not visible beneath the heavy coats, jackets and pea coats, so something else was needed to show support. Well everyone has a scarf!

Thus began the badge of honor that is the soccer scarf, each its own story from its travels, trials and tribulations. It is said that the ancient Chinese military gave different scarves to officers to show rank, accomplishments and faction affiliation. Many supporters groups take a similar approach to this day with giving new members certain scarves, and having to earn their next tier rank, so to speak.

Now scarves have been so prevalent that collectors have begun to emerge, buying, trading and creating unique, rare and limited edition scarves to tell their own story as a fan. They create scarf walls in their homes as trophy displays, clubs have begun to start their own inside stadiums so visiting supporters can trade their scarves for one from that match, forever leaving their mark on the opponent’s stadium.