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It's probably just Photoshop, but I guess this suggests that the Reign might keep the away jersey with the new generic logo:

 

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The possibility's a bit odd, given the stripe is made of small diamonds from the old logo.

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On 4/9/2020 at 12:23 PM, vtgco said:

It's probably just Photoshop, but I guess this suggests that the Reign might keep the away jersey with the new generic logo:

 

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The possibility's a bit odd, given the stripe is made of small diamonds from the old logo.

It's possibly a case of not wanting to release the new uniforms yet. You don't want to use training gear instead of an actual uniform and I think the new badge in that picture is smaller than the Seattle badge was.

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The list of sports teams better at branding than the Red Stars is very short.

 

 

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I really hope I get to see the Red Stars actually play in these. They now have one of the best full uniform sets in the country.

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Those are gorgeous. Take note, Chicago (Fire) City FC...whatever they are called.

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I don't like the "make stripes out of tiny words" trend, just feels like detail for its own sake. But the overall design is indeed fantastic. I agree with @crashcarson15's assessment and in thinking about it, I don't think there's any profound genius behind it. They just pick the ideas that make obvious sense and execute them well. Why is this so hard for so many teams, especially the other soccer team in town?

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11 hours ago, crashcarson15 said:

The list of sports teams better at branding than the Red Stars is very short.

 

 

 

Wow, looks like they've already sold out their initial shipment of men's sizes L, XL, and XXL (though they might not have ordered many men's jerseys in the first place).

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They definitely order a good amount of men's jerseys as well, speaking as someone who has been to their retail partner's store a few times. I believe last season, they ended up selling through four printings of their "Elevated" kit, and orders at the end of the season were backordered into December.

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15 minutes ago, Sodboy13 said:

They definitely order a good amount of men's jerseys as well, speaking as someone who has been to their retail partner's store a few times. I believe last season, they ended up selling through four printings of their "Elevated" kit, and orders at the end of the season were backordered into December.

 

That makes selling out their first run of men’s L, XL, and XXL jerseys in the first day even more impressive. When things get back to normal, I expect to see more Red Stars “Neighborhood” kits around town than any of the rebranded Fire’s crap. 

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The Red Stars owner already said that merchandise sales are pretty much the only thing keeping their lights on now.  I would be shocked if their initial order wasn’t pretty big.

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14 minutes ago, Mingjai said:

When things get back to normal, I expect to see more Red Stars “Neighborhood” kits around town than any of the rebranded Fire’s crap. 


Chicago has such an amazing flag, I’m shocked that the Fire haven’t done more with it than an occasional third kit.

 

Maybe being out in Bridgeview, they felt an obligation to not scare the suburbanites. But moving back to the lakefront?  It’s malpractice. 

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1 hour ago, Gothamite said:

 


Chicago has such an amazing flag, I’m shocked that the Fire haven’t done more with it than an occasional third kit.

 

Maybe being out in Bridgeview, they felt an obligation to not scare the suburbanites. But moving back to the lakefront?  It’s malpractice. 

Has anyone worn 3rd kits other than LA Galaxy and Sporting KC since adidas became the sole supplier?

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Well, the Fire did.  That’s the one I was talking about. 
 

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The Sounders have had a couple. 
 

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NYCFC chose not to have a third kit in 2015, in part because they already had a one-year kit in the black change strip, and in part because they wanted to establish the City Blue brand for at least a year before introducing one.  Then Adidas and the league phased them out as of the 2016 season. 


That Fire third kit doesn’t come close to the Red Stars’ take, though. 
 

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Of all the things that Fire 3rd got wrong, putting the flag on the sleeve in a way that made the MLS logo the 5th star on the Chicago flag may have been the most egregious. On my last trip to SeatGeek, I saw more of the original flag-inspired one-off from Puma (1) than I did of this abomination.

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The Timbers have had two third kits in their MLS history, both of which were retro inspired and were some of the classiest kits in the league’s recent history:

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The Whitecaps had their awesome brown third kits:

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Philly had their Bethlehem Steel fauxbacks:

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15 hours ago, upperV03 said:

The Timbers have had two third kits in their MLS history, both of which were retro inspired and were some of the classiest kits in the league’s recent history:

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My lord, those Timbers throwbacks are pure class. I can't even place why, but they just look phenomenal. 

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The Thorns have officially revealed their new kits:

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Just like last year, these are fully custom and on Nike’s newest template. They’re the only NWSL club getting kits on Nike’s latest templates. I have to say these really do look fantastic. I’m still not totally sold on the idea of black primaries, but it’s something that a lot of Thorns fans here have been clamoring for, and it does look quite nice. The away is an upgrade from last year in that the pattern is much more visible and more relevant to the team, but some red accenting would’ve been nice and really put it over the top.

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Those are really great. Really love how the Thorns lean into the Victorian sad-goth thing. Very Portland.

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