CHICAGO (From USSoccer.com) – U.S. Soccer has announced today that the Colorado Rapids' Official Team Store Altitude Authentics at Dick's Sporting Goods Park is one of the finalists up to win the "Best Soccer Store in the USA" award as part of their 2007 "Best of U.S. Soccer" awards.
Voting for the 11 categories began today online. The 2007 "Best of U.S. Soccer" awards will be decided entirely by online fan votes submitted over the next three weeks and the winners will be announced shortly thereafter.
The sixth annual series presented by Soccer America the No. 1 soccer magazine in the United States gives fans the opportunity to make their selections for the best in soccer in the United States. Fans can vote once a day from now until Friday Dec. 7 on ussoccer.com’s "Best of U.S. Soccer" blog page.
Cast your vote now for the Rapids' Official Team Store Altitude Authentics at Dick's Sporting Goods Park to win by clicking here
Altitude Authentics is the only soccer store on the list that is affiliated with an MLS team or that exists inside a soccer-specific stadium. It is also the only store in the USA that carries jerseys and merchandise from every single MLS team as well as merchandise from Europe Mexico and other international clubs and national teams and who sells gear that appeals to soccer fans of all backgrounds and ethnicities.
Altitude Authentics also features the biggest store footage and most soccer merchandise selection of any MLS team or soccer–specific stadium in the USA. Rapids fans also know the store intimately as they run merchandise specials every Rapids home game for Colorado's dedicated soccer fans!
As with previous years fans across the country were called on to nominate finalists for four of the 11 categories. During the past week the most popular choices for Best Bar Best Soccer Store Best Soccer Blog and Best all_access Video awards became finalists.
With so many great goals this year by all of our national teams for the first time ever the Best Goal category presented by Sierra Mist includes separate awards for the Men's and Women's national teams.
In addition to voting for the "Best of U.S. Soccer" awards fans can will also have the chance to vote daily for the prestigious ussoccer.com Athlete of the Year awards which will be announced later this week.
2007 "Best of U.S. Soccer" Awards Categories
Best Action Photo
Best all_access Video
Best Goal (MNT)
Best Goal (WNT)
Best Performance (Player)
Best Performance (Team)
Best Soccer Bar
Best Soccer Blog
Best U.S. Fan Atmosphere