Miami-based Soccer Club Calls for Improved Player Safety

Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club Recommends Unequal Head ProtectionMIAMI, FL – 08-31-2017 (Press Release Jet) — A Miami-area soccer club has a message for its 1,000+ players and families—get protected now. Manny Escobio, president of the board of directors of the Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club is recommending the Unequal Halo headgear for all club players and is even considering making it a mandatory part of their uniform requirement. The club’s 16-and-under girls team, one of the top-ranked teams in Florida, is the first of the organization’s multiple teams to have all players wearing Unequal Halos.

“One of the core values of our club is to place a priority on player safety whenever possible,” stated Escobio. “As a parent with three daughters playing in our club, I feel that added head protection is an important step forward in reducing the risk of concussions. Ultimately, my goal is for our club to be an example in our community and in the state of Florida for the extra measures we’re taking to reduce head trauma in the sport we all cherish. Protecting shins are one thing, but the head is everything.”

All Unequal Halo headgear products are designed to look just like a headband while offering serious protection to reduce the risk of concussions. Each Halo contains a patented, military grade, coated aramid fabric that uniquely reduces acceleration – a key element in reducing concussion risk – and absorbs and disperses impact force.

“The push for protective headgear by the Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club echoes what we’re seeing across the country,” says Jim Caldwell, executive vice-president of Unequal. “The risk of injury to the head can be significantly reduced through the use of our protective headbands and we’d like to see more clubs getting ahead of concussion risk by being as proactive as possible.”

Medical research highlights the growing risk within the sport of soccer. In a recent study published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers found that girls were 27 percent more likely to sustain a soccer injury than boys. Injury in a game versus practice was 42 percent more common and concussions accounted for 18 percent of soccer injuries. Also, it is well known that soccer is the number one sport for causing concussions among female youth athletes.

For more information on the Unequal Halo and other protective gear, please visit or watch this brief informative product video.

About Unequal
Invented by company founder and CEO Rob Vito, Unequal is military-grade protection that has been modified for sports applications. With over 100 patents in the U.S. and abroad, Unequal is fortified with technology like no other. From the World Cup to the Super Bowl, World Series to the Stanley Cup, to collegiate, high school and youth play, Unequal protects athletes at all skill and age levels in high impact sports.

Unequal is well on its way to becoming a standard in football, soccer and other high-impact sports. Their military-grade composites are built with TriDur, Accelleron and optional ImpacShield. This ultra-light, ultra-thin athletic gear works differently than virtually every other traditional foam and plastic of equal weight and thickness on the market by absorbing, dispersing and dissipating impact energy away from the body. It allows for greater protection without compromising mobility, so athletes can play more at their peak level.

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