Kickin’ it: Yokohama Tire and Chelsea FC
Team Up with Dude Perfect on New
Soccer Trick Shots Video
YouTube superstars and Chelsea players provide laughs and thrills with an assortment of jaw-dropping stunts
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SANTA ANA, CA – (Sept. 25, 2017) – Scoring a goal in soccer is tough, but try kicking one through a moving tire or booting one into a basketball hoop about 35 yards out. That’s the nature of a cool/crazy new video by Yokohama Tire featuring YouTube sensations Dude Perfect and several Chelsea FC players.
The Dude Perfect gang – Tyler Toney, Cory Cotton, Coby Cotton, Garrett Hilbert and Cody Jones – known worldwide for their seemingly impossible trick sports stunts, traveled with Yokohama to England to shoot the video at Chelsea’s training center in Cobham. And, of course, they brought their super-slick bag of tricks.
Working with English Premier League champion Chelsea FC players – forward Álvaro Morata, defenders Marcos Alonso and Gary Cahill, and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois – Dude Perfect put on a dizzying display of near-impossible soccer trick shots, such as the Smoke Show Gonger, Bounce Back Banker, Three-point Header and Goalie Goal. “I’ve seen their videos on YouTube and it was fun to do some trick shots with them,” Courtois said.
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“It was a blast working with Dude Perfect,” said Alan Holtschneider, Yokohama’s director of marketing. “Their exuberance and extraordinary talent is captured on the video. Then you add the Chelsea FC players, who brought such skill and precision to the day – you couldn’t help to be amazed at what they were pulling off. The video really is perfect.”
“Working with great organizations like Yokohama Tire and Chelsea FC was really cool,” said Coby Cotton. “A shout out to the Chelsea players for being such good sports and helping create another classic Dude Perfect video.”
Holtschneider added that Yokohama, which is the Official Shirt Sponsor of Chelsea FC, is also having a contest for those who view the video. They can win Chelsea jerseys signed by the Dude Perfect team and Chelsea players.
“The Dude Perfect video is a super entertaining way to highlight our global partnership with Chelsea FC,” said Holtschneider, “and reach new audiences. We couldn’t be happier with the final video.”
About Yokohama Tire Corporation
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires that’s celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visitwww.yokohamatire.com.
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Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the “Tire Care & Safety” section atwww.yokohamatire.com.
About Dude Perfect
Formed in 2009, Dude Perfect is an American sports entertainment group that’s become the No. 1 sports channel on YouTube. Dude Perfect – featuring twins Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones and Tyler Toney – are all former high school basketball players and college roommates at Texas A&M University. They have captivated millions of fans around the globe with their amazing stunt-based trick shots. They have over 3.8 billion total views and 22.7 million subscribers. For more information, visit https://dudeperfect.com.