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Honestly, the Red Bulls got it right the first time.

 

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They should have built on this - change the particulars every two years, but keep the same basic red/white/red and white/red/white schemes.

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Based on the DCU Team Store’s header image on Twitter, it’s possible that their new home kit could include some thin tonal hoops:

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They also said yesterday to expect some teasers in the next couple weeks:

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Also, the Crew posted this teaser on Twitter and Instagram:

And posted this on their Instagram story:DSogQQIX4AYD5-8?format=jpg

Can’t really make out much except for the black base color, and it looks like the Adidas stripes might be on the sides.

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17 hours ago, upperV03 said:

Also, the Crew posted this teaser on Twitter and Instagram:

And posted this on their Instagram story:DSogQQIX4AYD5-8?format=jpg

Can’t really make out much except for the black base color, and it looks like the Adidas stripes might be on the sides.

Unless it's the lighting or poor filtering, almost seems like the cuffs on the sleeves are yellow 'til about half way up the sleeve.

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The funereal vibe of that shirt is a little on-the-nose.

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I know this is kind of obvious, but it looks more like an Acura ad than a soccer shirt.

 

Anyone else a member of the MLS Soccer Fan council? They send periodic surveys asking for feedback about soccer fandom habits, whether that's viewing, going to games and comparison to other sports and soccer leagues.

 

Yesterday I got a survey about jerseys, including asking what factors have compelled me to buy one. One of the options was something like "system of design," which was all of the marketing talking Adidas and Nike put on their uniforms. I ranked that low. (I ranked price high, especially relative to other American sports leagues.)

 

I don't know that I've really seen much come directly from those fan surveys, but maybe there are some changes to come in jersey sales and production.

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31 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Anyone else a member of the MLS Soccer Fan council? They send periodic surveys asking for feedback about soccer fandom habits, whether that's viewing, going to games and comparison to other sports and soccer leagues.

 

Yesterday I got a survey about jerseys, including asking what factors have compelled me to buy one. One of the options was something like "system of design," which was all of the marketing talking Adidas and Nike put on their uniforms. I ranked that low. (I ranked price high, especially relative to other American sports leagues.)

 

I don't know that I've really seen much come directly from those fan surveys, but maybe there are some changes to come in jersey sales and production.

 

I filled my response out this morning.  I mentioned price point. I also mentioned how the Dynamo have been using standard templates and not "custom" designs.

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That's good to note. A new MLS replica is $85, which seems decent enough. Though if you wait, like until now, you can find sales for $60 (I kind of want but won't get that ATLUTD road grey).

 

Adidas shouldn't want to devalue its product, but supplying budget sports gear is a pretty good niche.

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19 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

That's good to note. A new MLS replica is $85, which seems decent enough. Though if you wait, like until now, you can find sales for $60 (I kind of want but won't get that ATLUTD road grey).

 

Adidas shouldn't want to devalue its product, but supplying budget sports gear is a pretty good niche.

 

Where do you find them for $85? The non-sale price for adults I always see is $119 (Fanatics, MLS Store). 

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Believe the going rate is $85 for replica, $120 for authentic. Plus $30 for a name and number on the back. (Which all seems quite a bit steeper than just a couple years ago.)

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Here’s a look at the full Crew kit:

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And the details of the kit:DStLqT_UMAAj5D1?format=jpg

The embossed checkerboard pattern is hardly visible at all, much less so than the last black kit. Overall this is far too plain for them, and even though this design was most likely settled on way before the plan to move the team was announced, it definitely does have a sort of ironic funeral vibe.

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21 minutes ago, Digby said:

Believe the going rate is $85 for replica, $120 for authentic. Plus $30 for a name and number on the back. (Which all seems quite a bit steeper than just a couple years ago.)

 

Weird. MNUFC doesn't have the replica version, only the authentic, so I didn't know this. 

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Something I have noticed: I literally cannot unsee the resemblance between these new adidas socks and the ones Nike did from 2014-2016...

 

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8 minutes ago, hendocfc said:

Something I have noticed: I literally cannot unsee the resemblance between these new adidas socks and the ones Nike did from 2014-2016...

 

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Under Armour has similar patterns on some of their socks as well. 

2 hours ago, upperV03 said:

Here’s a look at the full Crew kit:

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And the details of the kit:DStLqT_UMAAj5D1?format=jpg

The embossed checkerboard pattern is hardly visible at all, much less so than the last black kit. Overall this is far too plain for them, and even though this design was most likely settled on way before the plan to move the team was announced, it definitely does have a sort of ironic funeral vibe.

Since some reports say they planned the move early last spring to as much 3 years ago, not likely. I have my tinfoil hat on for this, but I feel like this is intended to sell horribly to further prove fans don't want the team in Columbus. 

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11 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said:

I have my tinfoil hat on for this, but I feel like this is intended to sell horribly to further prove fans don't want the team in Columbus. 

No offense, but this is absurd.

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13 minutes ago, Duck_Duck said:

No offense, but this is absurd.

Possibly . . . But even the other black kits tend to have substantially more gold involved in the design. 

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On 1/3/2018 at 10:35 AM, upperV03 said:

Based on the DCU Team Store’s header image on Twitter, it’s possible that their new home kit could include some thin tonal hoops:

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Looks like the sash on the Blazers' "Statement" Jerseys.

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26 minutes ago, Duck_Duck said:

Looks like the sash on the Blazers' "Statement" Jerseys.

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Yeah, it’s a similar treatment with the tonal stripes. Although if the new DCU primary does have subtle hoops like that what’s shown in that header image, it seems likely that they’d cover the entire front of the jersey, rather than just a small portion like the sash on the Blazers’ red jerseys. I could see them going with a chest band made up of the thin hoops, but it seems more likely that they’d cover the entire front of the jersey.

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