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MLS Redo By Nike (1/20) (Chicago Fire Third EDIT)

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MLS REDO BY NIKE



Summary of Myself


Hey ladies and gentlemen, you might know me in the boards as a soccer (football) enthusiasts. Before I joined I use to watch the boards for over a year, to sum it all up I’ve been designing since I was six, but all was on paper. And when I decided to learn programs like GIMP I got more and more into these programs leading me to start a post were I would take soccer teams and imagine their jerseys as basketball ones. It got a good amount of publicity which I want to thank all who gave feedback.


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I’m a very big amateur compared to others on these boards when it comes to such programs and even design as a whole, so I get limited fairly easily when it comes to my thoughts, unfortunately. I’ve been off and on the forums for a while now, because of the loads of school work and some problems with wifi. Currently I have many ideas in my head of some topics, such as redoing my whole high school’s sports teams and logos. Also as a kid I had this fictional sport in between futsal and soccer (football) with fictional teams and players and jerseys etc. which I kept going for about three years, which I want to now revive, but with a lot of things on my hands I decided to do something more simple…redoing the MLS.


What this is about


I don’t want to waste any more of your time, so to put simply, this is a redesign of the current MLS teams. I wanted to do other leagues but I know MLS is a bigger fuss on these boards since most of you are from North America. All I am doing is redoing the MLS jerseys and that’s all. The only twist is Nike is taking over.


Adidas has been holding the MLS for quite a while now, and so what if Nike takes over. With this I will also release third/alternate kits because the league is expanding rapidly. These will still be designs from my own head, and also templates from my own head. I’m not trying to recreate how Nike would design MLS’ jerseys, since I find their jobs boring most times. All I’m doing here is replacing Adidas with Nike for some freedom through my work.


Thanks and as always I appreciate a lot of feedback and reception, besides it is what drives me to keep doing these.



Scheduling


Some of you might know from my last topic I'm slower than usual, since I like to take my time and not pressure myself to a point where I will get bored of what I'm doing. Unlike other topics I don't finish the whole series before I post it because that would literally take me over three months to make. Instead I like to do it while I get feedback, this is because my ideas and designs don't come quickly, and because I'm using computer programs rather than sketching.



Teams (In Order):



Eastern Conference



Chicago Fire (Home, Away, Third)


Columbus Crew SC


D.C. United


Montreal Impact


New England Revolution


New York City FC


Orlando City SC


Philadelphia Union


Toronto FC



Western Conference



Colorado Rapids


FC Dallas


Houston Dynamo


LA Galaxy


Portland Timbers


Real Salt Lake


San Jose Earthquakes


Seattle Sounders FC


Sporting Kansas City


Vancouver Whitecaps FC



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So instead of leaving you hanging, which is always a bad thing to do, I’ll present to you the banners that “supposedly” got released to announce Nike is taking over MLS kits and gear.


Sorry for the choppiness I would love some feedback on it tell me which you think is better… oh and I will try to release Fire’s home in a few days.



Thank you for your time!


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I really like the banner. Looking forward to all this and good luck.

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cant wait to see what you got stored for us. for the banners I like the first one. they both look great but the first stands out more, neat idea.

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I'm in! Let's do this!

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I’m back and I just want to say thank you for all the feedback and support that I received, mostly for a soccer concept, since they aren’t really popular on these boards. I don’t know if some of you noticed there is a difference between the banners, and for the ones who did I too think the first is better than the second, but without further ado, I present to you Chicago Fire Home.

Chicago Fire (HOME)

So this idea came up to me pretty quickly but it was jumbled in my head. I wanted to mix two slightly iconic eras for a classy team. Unlike many other MLS teams Fire is quite old, and they have been pretty conservative with their home jerseys, until Adidas took over. What I did was mix the 1999, 98, 2000, 2011 eras by taking the conservative Nike Fireman chest look, in white and added a little gradient hint of the 2011+ era with the blue. I had a lot of difficulties putting it on the computer but thankfully I pulled it off. For the collar I used the v-neck collar which lasted a while for the team with their unbelievable MLS cup and US-Open wins (shocking for a very young team that joined the same year). The sleeves also resemble the old Nike Fireman jerseys, and on the back of the collar there is “The Men in Red” wordmark/motto. For the font I tried to use a simplistic one, with the Fire badge on the numbers.

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My Issues…

· I feel like I am missing some blue fades on the shorts.

· I wanted to put a dashed line going through the numbers, should have I done that?

Hope you guys like it. And as always, I would love to receive as much feedback as possible, and a healthy amount of C&C is gladly welcomed. I’m sorry I’m not the quickest with these, I tried my best to do it in a day’s time.

Oh and don't forget to zoom in for details.

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Nothing to complain - for me about this one. Maybe you did miss some blue on the shorts, but for me it's totally fine :D

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A good look, really going back to their roots, I would like to see more blue somewhere maybe in the cuffs on the shorts and shirt.

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Nothing to complain - for me about this one. Maybe you did miss some blue on the shorts, but for me it's totally fine :D

A good look, really going back to their roots, I would like to see more blue somewhere maybe in the cuffs on the shorts and shirt.

So here are the updates you guys asked for, from the start I also did feel like there were parts missing blue but I was too afraid they would clump up the jersey. Oh well you guys decide. Anymore C&C, I would love to hear some?

Chicago Fire (HOME/EDIT)

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Once Again, more C&C is always appreciated.

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Your balance looks pretty good. That's how Chicago should look.

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Looks good. Can't wait to see the rest.

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Nothing to complain here, solid design. Only critique is that Magee is number 9 instead of 10 ( and i just noticed you forgot to erase part of the MLS logo on the front right sleeve

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Thank you for all the C&C, although I would honestly like to see more.

Nothing to complain here, solid design. Only critique is that Magee is number 9 instead of 10 ( and i just noticed you forgot to erase part of the MLS logo on the front right sleeve

Oh and Soflo, I can’t believe I never saw the silly number mistake, I just updated it haha. As for the MLS badge it is meant to be like that. Many designers show the full badge so people know exactly what it is.

Chicago Fire (AWAY)

Very sorry for the long wait. I honestly had loads of difficulty with this design. Once again, I had multiple ideas in my mind, and they all really didn’t turn out great on screen. I couldn’t think of something innovative. My original plan was to make the home unique and modern while the away classy, and the third out of the box or flashy. I think I kinda achieved that, but not to the fullest. So here is the away jersey I came up with, not even close to being my favorite, but this is the best I could come up with. Since Chicago’s away jerseys have been alternating in colours I decided to pay homage to the Flag of Chicago, not only is it unique, but also a fan favorite. Coming from a flag design, I wanted everything to stay classy with hints of detail. The jersey is sporting a polo collar. With the light sky blue as the main colour. I made a white sponsor rectangle that has a Chicago star sublimation in red, very light not to affect Quaker. On the bottom is the simplistic red line with Chicago stars pattern. The line is based off the Nike 2000-2002 line of jerseys. The main hints of red cuffs and hem of shorts gives a stylish and bold look to the jersey. These also sport some stars on their sides (if you look closely). The number and Name plates also have a red border. Finally to put an even bigger emphasis on the stars I added them on the back of the shorts, and collar of the jersey.

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My Issues…

· I feel like the sublimated stars behind the sponsor are not necessary, and make the jersey quite clumped.

· I don’t find the design innovative, but that’s just me…you tell me what you think.

Once again I would love to see more C&C that is always appreciated!! Since I’ve been getting a lack of it.

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that's a nice away. I like it, it is different. I do thinkyou should remove the sublimation, its unnecessary and not visible. great execution and work as usual

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Nice job on both so far. I think that you could move the sublimated stars to underneath the red stripe, to still have them present on the uniform.

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My observation is that the primary uniform looks more like a New Balance design- especially after you added more blue. I think Nike has built themselves a reputation as being "out there"; however,Nike tends to be very conservative. The secondary is good third jersey, but I'm more of a fan of an inverted look as the change.Here are two Nike designs that would fit the conversion better:

Primary: Portland Thorns- Clean white V-neck, Chicago Water Tower sublimated throughout the jersey, squared in x's a la the John Hancock Center for the side design

Secondary: Poland- Alluding to the significant Polish population of the city

Third: Portugal- Trade Black for Navy Blue and Green for Light Blue

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Chicago Away (EDIT)

I listened to your guys' feedback, and decided to change the kit. Although I still like the original more, I'm still going to listen to the C&C, and take it into hands.



that's a nice away. I like it, it is different. I do thinkyou should remove the sublimation, its unnecessary and not visible. great execution and work as usual

Thanks for being a causal follower, greatly appreciated. I did do what you recommended.



Nice job on both so far. I think that you could move the sublimated stars to underneath the red stripe, to still have them present on the uniform.

I tried that but it also felt very crowded. Instead I just decided to remove them completely. I have enough stars throughout the uniform, so it really doesn't matter. Thanks a lot for the recommendation!



My observation is that the primary uniform looks more like a New Balance design- especially after you added more blue. I think Nike has built themselves a reputation as being "out there"; however,Nike tends to be very conservative. The secondary is good third jersey, but I'm more of a fan of an inverted look as the change.Here are two Nike designs that would fit the conversion better:

Primary: Portland Thorns- Clean white V-neck, Chicago Water Tower sublimated throughout the jersey, squared in x's a la the John Hancock Center for the side design

Secondary: Poland- Alluding to the significant Polish population of the city

Third: Portugal- Trade Black for Navy Blue and Green for Light Blue

If you read the first post in this forum, all I'm trying to do is use Nike as the manufacturer. I am not trying to replicate what Nike does to teams and their jerseys, since I find that to be very dull, boring, and lacking creativity. I'm also not using any Nike templates, all I'm doing is placing their branding throughout the jersey. This is because I get much more freedom when designing. All these designs are something I would do, not Nike. I know Nike is quite conservative, and like to keep many jerseys simple, too simple in my opinion.



What this is about

I don’t want to waste any more of your time, so to put simply, this is a redesign of the current MLS teams. I wanted to do other leagues but I know MLS is a bigger fuss on these boards since most of you are from North America. All I am doing is redoing the MLS jerseys and that’s all. The only twist is Nike is taking over.

Adidas has been holding the MLS for quite a while now, and so what if Nike takes over. With this I will also release third/alternate kits because the league is expanding rapidly. These will still be designs from my own head, and also templates from my own head. I’m not trying to recreate how Nike would design MLS’ jerseys, since I find their job boring most times. All I’m doing here is replacing Adidas with Nike for some freedom through my work.

Thanks and as always I appreciate a lot of feedback and reception, besides it is what drives me to keep doing these.

As for the away, I took your advice and flipped the base and secondary/third colours of the jersey. Changing everything from the chest stripes to the stars and name/number plates. I honestly don't like it as much as the original. Why I chose to use the Chicago light blue flag colour instead of the white, is because Adidas has already messed around with the away jersey's original colours enough, so taking the risk of making it the light blue is something I felt wouldn't hurt the team. The original Puma light blue got a great reception and so did the 2015 away with hints of it, so it wouldn't hurt to try and change it. Mostly because many people from there are very prideful. As for the third, since I made that the away light blue, I wanted to go as out of the box as possible. I was going to go with the Nike roots of turquoise/black/green for the original team concept named Rythm, but I thought it would upset the club, because they never really liked it to begin with. Instead, because they are named Fire, in honor of the Chicago Firemen, I'm deciding to go with a Chicago Firemen coat/uniform...which I've seen many designers go with and it looks stunning.

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Would love to get more feedback, as usually I'm very hungry for it...and it doesn't seem like I'm getting enough. Please and Thank you.

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