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It’s a bit disappointing that every stripes/hoops team in MLS eventually sees those elements severely diminished, and every X-and-black color scheme eventually moves to mostly-black. (Enjoy your green while you can, Austin!)

 

The first two ATL home kits were very distinctive in the league, something like this could just as easily belong to NYRB or DC United.

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I'm sure it gets tough for kit designers to come up with fresh interpretations for teams like Atlanta, much like we've seen before with Barcelona or AC Milan and Inter Milan. Which is why I wish they'd just ... stop ... trying. 

 

Blah blah blah, but jersey sales! blah blah blah. Looks cease to be iconic when you keep screwing it up in the name of innovation. /soapbox

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I kind of think that ATL kit is hot. I can see how it'd look tight on the field

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7 hours ago, upperV03 said:

Footy Headlines just posted this mockup of what they say is Atlanta’s new primary:

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Not a fan of this at all if it truly is representative of the real thing. 

it's so crappy it's unbelievable

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Coming from the former Impact radio announcer and his fellow podcasters.

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Black and grey (silver) with blue accent will be the colors of the Club de Foot de Montréal. Snowflakes on the logo as well as the jerseys.

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1 hour ago, les3couleurs said:

Coming from the former Impact radio announcer and his fellow podcasters.

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Black and grey (silver) with blue accent will be the colors of the Club de Foot de Montréal. Snowflakes on the logo as well as the jerseys.

 

I mean, from that exceedingly tiny snippet, I think that's cause for optimism. 

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Footy Headlines (not going to link to them on here) are claiming the new LA Galaxy secondary/away will bring back the 90s black and green... Would be very welcome

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16 hours ago, Digby said:

It’s a bit disappointing that every stripes/hoops team in MLS eventually sees those elements severely diminished, and every X-and-black color scheme eventually moves to mostly-black. (Enjoy your green while you can, Austin!)

 

The first two ATL home kits were very distinctive in the league, something like this could just as easily belong to NYRB or DC United.

San Jose in 2015: Blue and black

San Jose in 2021: Black and blue

 

Columbus in 2015: Yellow and black

Columbus in 2021: Black and yellow

 

Houston in 2015: Orange and white

Houston in 2021: Black and orange

 

Atlanta in 2017: Red and black

Atlanta in 2021: Black and red

 

Montreal in 2015: Blue and white

Montreal in 2020 (since 2021 is TBD still): Black and blue

 

That's 5 teams that made the move to black since 2015, two of them adding it entirely (instead of just switching the balance around). That's not even taking into account the teams that have black away kits despite not having black in their color scheme (Seattle, Kansas City, NYRB). Then finally there's DC, who have been wearing black since the beginning, LAFC, and Miami, who can't seem to decide whether they're a pink team or black team. All in all that's a lot of black in the league. It's why I'm so disappointed Austin went with stripes instead of using their beautiful shade of green for the whole shirt.

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I think the majority of MLS franchises would be completely happy with making the whole league black/navy blue vs white.

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6 hours ago, les3couleurs said:

Coming from the former Impact radio announcer and his fellow podcasters.

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Black and grey (silver) with blue accent will be the colors of the Club de Foot de Montréal. Snowflakes on the logo as well as the jerseys.

 

Looks to become the league's eighth roundel (ninth if you count that weird oval Chicago uses). I'm now more curious about that image of a t-shirt with a fleur de lis crest from earlier in the thread. It would seem odd -- or at least, out of the norm -- for them to use the fleur de lis as anything other than a secondary while a snowflake is the primary visual in the club crest. 

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7 hours ago, les3couleurs said:

Coming from the former Impact radio announcer and his fellow podcasters.

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Black and grey (silver) with blue accent will be the colors of the Club de Foot de Montréal. Snowflakes on the logo as well as the jerseys.

 

 

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I whipped this up pretty fast while watching a toddler, so don't mind the awkward spacing of the text, but I think it might look something like this? It's...ok, clearly inspired by the new Als branding and going for that Burton Kramer aesthetic.

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That might actually be worse than Chicago.  Hell, that's approaching Revs territory.

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17 minutes ago, Dilbert said:

Ready for the club foot jokes

The worst nightclub in town. The only people I saw there when I visited was Quentin Tarantino and Dan Schneider

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4 hours ago, alexandre said:

 

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This doesn't say "Professional Soccer Club". Rather, it screams "Patch on a knit cap that you bought in the gift shop of the lodge at the ski resort one weekend... only to never wear it again except for shoveling the driveway... after which you tossed it to the back corner of the top shelf in the mudroom... where it sat, forgotten, for a minimum of three years... before ultimately being stuffed into a bag bound for Goodwill."  

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1 minute ago, Brian in Boston said:


This doesn't say "Professional Soccer Club". Rather, it screams "Patch on a knit cap that you bought in the gift shop of the lodge at the ski resort one weekend... only to never wear it again except for shoveling the driveway... after which you tossed it to the back corner of the top shelf in the mudroom... where it sat, forgotten, for a minimum of three years... before ultimately being stuffed into a bag bound for Goodwill."  

 

Definitely. You can tell the success of the Alouettes rebrand was weighing on them and they wanted something that would fit in that golden era of logo design. The Expo 67, Métro and old CBC logo were clear influences here.

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I can't think of one french club using CF. Montréal CF has more like a Spanish vibe to it.

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29 minutes ago, alexandre said:

 

Definitely. You can tell the success of the Alouettes rebrand was weighing on them and they wanted something that would fit in that golden era of logo design. The Expo 67, Métro and old CBC logo were clear influences here.

 

Totally! It has a bit of all of them. CBC is/was a masterpiece. I bought a tee of it. Métro has aged really well. Never been a big fan of the Expo 67 one. Might be the age of it, I just never got it.

 

Based on the mockup, I must say the CBC/Métro vibe works a lot for me. I'm on board

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I like that they chose the name with a Québécois/French Canadian phrasing. It's different, it's ours. I think they floated that it would be Montreal FC to say if the French public would accept it. While it wasn't totally panned, there were complaints. Mine was just that it's like everyone else. This is just different enough without it really being any different.

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The bottom of the M look likes it angles in like a stylized Sigma, like
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