Soccer players to get free helmets, gloves, pads
Soccer players and other athletes will soon be free to have the same helmets and protective gear they already have, but a new report suggests the cost to wear one will be higher than the original purchase.
According to an ESPN report, Major League Soccer players will get a helmet with a $75 price tag.
However, that price is up from the $80 they paid for the original helmet.
The helmet has a face shield, but it does not have a built-in helmet cup.
Instead, players can take the helmet off the shoulder pads, which costs $25 and adds another $10 to the cost.
The gloves are $40 each and will add another $20.
The pads are $35 each and add another 30 to the price.
The new helmets cost about $200, ESPN reports.
However it adds that they are now a bit more expensive than the helmet itself.
The price tag on the new helmets is about $250 per helmet.