This match-used soccer ball has been personally hand-signed by Fabian Espindola. It comes with an individually-numbered Certificate of Authenticity from Fanatics Authentic. The Certificate of Authenticity is signed by DC United's equipment manager and COO Tom Hunt. To ensure authenticity, the item can be verified online using the Certificate of Authenticity's unique alpha-numeric code. This process helps to ensure that the product purchased is authentic and eliminates any possibility of duplication or fraud.