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  1. 2018 MLS Kits

    As has been said already, the new Toronto kit is fine. Definitely nothing special. I like the mix of red and onyx accents, but I feel like it’s a downgrade from their Toronto Blizzard-inspired secondaries that they’ve had the past two seasons. And the pattern on the new shirt is yet another recycled design from Adidas, this time from these prematch shirts, as well as the new Belgium away: And it’s essentially the same pattern as on the Condivo 18 teamwear template, as well as the AdiPro 18 keeper template:
  2. 2018 MLS Kits

    My point is that since the Timbers changed their primary logo to the no verbiage version in 2014, maybe that’s why they aren’t allowed to make the color scheme change official, since they’d technically have to change their primary logo again. Let’s say the league has a rule where a club can only change their primary logo every five years, then the Timbers would have to wait until next year to change their primary logo to reflect the color change, which would in turn change the colors in their official version of the MLS badge. Now I have no idea if the league does have such a rule, but it seems likely.
  3. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Iceland teaser: I have a feeling this’ll either be really nice or really terrible.
  4. 2018 MLS Kits

    Yeah, I’m really not sure. Based on their kits and most of their promotional and social media materials, it definitely seems like they’re intent on fully making the transition to gold at some point, but I really don’t know why it’s taking so long. I’d be curious to know if the league has any sort of rule about how often a team can change their primary logo, because technically they swapped the designations on their primary and secondary logos several seasons ago.
  5. 2018 MLS Kits

    Again, as I’ve said on here before, it seems like the league has a rule that the MLS badges on teams’ primary kits must be the official team versions with the primary colors of the respective clubs. That’s really the only logical explanation for it, because I’m sure the Timbers would have the MLS badges better match the color scheme of the kit if it were solely their choice (like on their third kits in 2015; see below) So until the Timbers officially change their colors from green and lime to green and gold (which it seems like they’re slowly making that transition), that’s unfortunately the version of the MLS badge that’ll continue to be featured on their primary kits.
  6. 2018 MLS Kits

    Man, the Timbers’ new away kit pairs so well with the carried-over primaries: Really a beautiful set all around, although I continue to be slightly bothered by the mismatched MLS badges on the home kit (and to a lesser extent the monochrome MLS badges on the new away kit). And as an aside, kudos to the Timbers for using the crest from the 2016/17 Rose City red secondaries on the new black and red (technically “Dark Grey” and “Unity Pink”) keeper kit colorway: Keeps some of the Rose City red flavor alive, even though this particular keeper kit colorway will probably only be used in about 1/4 of their games. Still, it’s a nice little extra touch on their part, and hopefully this’ll be their first choice keeper kit this season.
  7. 2018 MLS Kits

    Yeah, and these as well: The pattern on the new ATL shirt definitely looks to be derived from both of the patterns used on these two pre-match shirts, but at least it’s not a direct copy like the designs on the new NYCFC and San Jose kits (Toronto and Houston, as well).
  8. 2018 MLS Kits

    Not for all teams, but yeah, I know. My post was in response to @Rockstar Matt saying that gray would be too close to black for it to be the color of the secondary kit. I was merely showing that a light gray like the one used for the training shirts would definitely work for the clash kit and provide sufficient contrast from the black primaries.
  9. 2018 MLS Kits

    Not if it’s a light gray, like their training shirts:
  10. 2018 MLS Kits

    I could see LAFC using some sort of tonal graphic pattern similar to this:
  11. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Mockup of the Japan away:
  12. 2018 MLS Kits

    As I said yesterday:
  13. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    It’s red. I’ve seen some of the corresponding retail merch, and it looks like a pretty similar shade to the one used on the Spain women’s Euro 2017 away kit: It might be a touch brighter, but not quite as bright as in the FH mockup.
  14. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Mockup of the Belgium away:
  15. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Mockup of the Spain away:
  16. 2018 MLS Kits

    Last year’s white kits are sticking around this season. They’ll get a new clash kit in 2019.
  17. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Here’s some real shots of the Germany away:
  18. 2018 MLS Kits

    That mural looks to be based off of this image of Vela from back in his early Real Sociedad days: They just recolored the Real Sociedad jersey to feature the LAFC colors and logo. That’s not to say their inaugural home kit won’t look something like what’s shown in the mural, and I’ve seen a couple people say that the shirt will have dark gray in some capacity, but I definitely wouldn’t jump to conclusion that what’s shown in that mural is in fact their new home kit design since it’s pretty clear they just recolored the Sociedad shirt.
  19. 2018 MLS Kits

    Here’s a good look at the full Earthquakes secondary:
  20. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Here’s a few looks at the Celtics’ City uniforms in action:
  21. 2018 MLS Kits

    And now the new Minnesota primary officially revealed: https://www.mnufc.com/post/2018/02/10/2018-kit It looks like the socks are the same shade of gray as the lighter stripes on the shirt, which is a big mistake IMO. And between last year’s sash and this year’s tonal vertical stripes, I think the light blue sash is a better and more unique element for them. The darker gray base of this year’s kit is an improvement, and I like the henley collar with red button, as well as the jocktag, but I’m not too fond of the design as a whole. Also, it looks like the players had white/very light gray numbers on at the unveiling, and the jerseys on the MLS Store seem to confirm that that’s what they’re using with the new kit instead of light blue: At the very least the white/light gray names and numbers tie in better with the Target logo, and they’re more legible than the light blue they used last season.
  22. 2018 MLS Kits

    San Jose away officially revealed: https://www.sjearthquakes.com/post/2018/02/11/photo-gallery-2018-navy-seal-foundation-jersey Even though the pattern is recycled from the Russia confed cup shirt, I think it looks pretty nice here. I was hoping they’d go with blue shorts, but unfortunately they’re going all-white.
  23. Yeah, it’d be cool if the Cavs allowed him to wear his dad’s number. Since it’s retired they’d have to make an exception, and get his dad’s approval, but you’ve gotta think both parties could agree to make it work.
  24. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Argentina away: Russia away:
  25. NBA Changes 2017-18

    The Lakers finally wore purple again tonight: