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  1. upperV03

    MLS Kits 2019

    Found a few more kit leaks from MLS media day today. First off, here’s the shorts and socks of the Dynamo’s new primary kit: Looks like their new primary will be a departure from the traditional orange/white/orange and will instead be mono-orange with black accents instead of white. And here’s a couple looks at some new red shorts and socks for the Red Bulls, and a glimpse at a new white jersey under Kaku’s jacket: Since all of the players at MLS media day wear their respective teams’ primary kits, the Red Bulls must be keeping the white shirts/red shorts combo as their official primary, even though there was some speculation that they’d make their red kits the primaries going forward. Lastly, and this is the one I’m most excited/intrigued by, is the shorts and socks of the Crew’s new primary: Those socks are awesome with the checkered pattern around the calves. I can’t wait to see what the shirt looks like now.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    I’m not disagreeing with you there, it definitely does look much better with the team/country name in the stripe as opposed to the “official garment” wording. But the fact is that Adidas can save time and money by just having the MLS jackets be recolored versions of the basic template instead of having the team name inserted in the stripe for all 24 clubs. In general, Adidas offers more exclusive/customized gear for their premier clubs and national teams, and also more extensive product lines as well. With MLS Adidas mainly just sticks to the basics for all of the gear except for the kits, primarily because it’s much more time and cost effective than producing wholly-customized and exclusive gear for all 24 (soon to be more) MLS clubs that they have to outfit. The kits are where Adidas has been willing to work with the clubs to produce fully customized designs, though even that seems to have diminished in recent years.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Those jackets for Adidas’ big clubs and national teams have the team/country name in the stripe on the arms: It’s not surprising that Adidas didn’t do that for all of the MLS clubs, though. They can save time and money in the production process by just having all of the MLS ones be recolored versions of the basic template instead of adding in the team name for all 24 clubs.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    MLS is having their annual media day today, which in the past couple years has produced at least a few kit leaks. So far today I’ve been able to find this shot of the full Toronto primary (previously we’d only seen the leak of the shirt): And this shot of the shorts and socks of the new NYCFC primary (again, we’d only seen the shirt before this): In that shot of Moralez, you can also see the side of the new anthem jacket. Here’s a look at the front of the new NYCFC anthem jacket: You can also see the collar of the new home shirt peaking through Medina’s jacket. In the leaks of the replica version of new NYCFC home shirt, the collar was plain light blue, but it looks like the authentic version will have navy blue piping. Also of note is that, from the shots of Altidore and Medina, it looks like the Adidas logo is moving to the front of the shorts this year. In the past the Adidas logo has been on the back of the shorts. Also, here’s a few more looks at some of the other teams’ new anthem jackets (the last four images are from eMLS players):
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    MLS Kits 2019

    This is pretty funny (found on the Sounders subreddit):
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    MLS Kits 2019

    That’s actually their old logo; here’s the current one (which I think is even better): And here’s what it could look like on Chicago’s new secondary shirt:
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    MLS Kits 2019

    The funny thing is that Zulily was actually bought by QVC in 2015.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Sounds like the Fire will have Motorola as their new jersey advertiser:
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    MLS Kits 2019

    As a Timbers fan, I’m taking quite a bit of pleasure in seeing all of the negative reaction from Sounders fans. Zulily seems like a substantial downgrade from XBOX, and just seems like an odd fit all around.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    The Sounders just officially announced the new jersey sponsorship deal with Zulily: The sponsorship also extends to the Reign, Seattle’s NWSL club. Also of note is that the logo on the shirt is a brand new logo for Zulily. Here’s their previous logo:
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Speaking of the Sounders, it sounds like Zulily will likely be unveiled as their new shirt sponsor tomorrow. There seem to be some pretty strong rumors floating around the Sounders subreddit and Twitter, and apparently they’re unveiling the new sponsor a block away from the Zulily headquarters.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    I believe they did it shortly before unveiling their inaugural kits last year. If I remember right they started using it on some promotional graphics, and then it was on the home kit as well.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Agreed, it will be a very good-looking league indeed. Just a little nitpick, though, as LAFC changed their official version of the MLS badge to this:
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    New 2019 NBA All-Star Game Jerseys Leaked

    Wow, that’s just bizarre. I was hoping I was just seeing things or something, lol.
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    New 2019 NBA All-Star Game Jerseys Leaked

    I can see that, but if you look closely at both pairs of shorts it almost looks like they have a satin-like fabric on one leg and more of a matte fabric on the other.
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    New 2019 NBA All-Star Game Jerseys Leaked

    Here are the full uniforms: I’m intrigued by the shorts (are they satin on the player’s left leg but not the right?), but that’s about it.
  17. They wore the gold pants throughout the preseason (white over gold in the two away games, black over gold in the two home games), and then wore black over gold at home to start the season.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    It’s about time they stop using the full color Bimbo logo. The navy and white version still clashes with the gold accents on the home kit, but not nearly as bad as the full color version. Now if only they could scrap the white toothpaste shape too and either have just the text or the text with the lines above and below it.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Very true, and I won’t be shocked at all if the final product doesn’t have the hoop carried onto the back, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if the Whitecaps were able to get approval from the league and Adidas to have it on the back to maximize the throwback feel of the kit.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Not horrible, but not great either: Another way they could handle the back would be to have a break in the hoop for the numbers: At that point they’d almost be better off not having the chest stripe extend to the back at all. In the leaked image it did kind of look like it extended to the back though, so this could be another possibility.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    They’ve been using the fluorescent yellow PL names/numbers with the purple GK kit all season: And no, this is not new. The PL typeface is still only available in five colors. The fluorescent yellow has been one of the five options since the PL unveiled the new typeface:
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Just out of curiosity, here’s what the Whitecaps kit would look like with red names/numbers: Even though the red numbers would be easier to see against the navy hoop, they look incredibly out of place IMO. I really doubt they’ll go this route.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    I really hope not. They did use red numbers during the 80’s, but I just feel like the red would clash a bit too much with this new kit. Sure there’s the red maple leaf on the left sleeve, but I still think red names and numbers would stick out like a sore thumb. The old NASL kits had red maple leafs on both sleeves, so the red numbers didn’t look quite as out of place. Plus, the red accents worked much better with the old royal/cyan color scheme than the current navy/light blue scheme.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Here’s an updated mockup of what the full Whitecaps home kit could look like: In the leaked photo it looked like the chest stripe continued onto the back of the shirt, but it remains to be seen exactly how that’ll work with the numbers.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Yes, MLS clubs only change one kit per season. They are getting a new primary kit this year, meaning that last season’s secondary is carried over into this upcoming season.