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yeah... i'm a fan of these. i'm not big on MLS, but the new-look dallas burn may just win me over as a casual fan, when there's no EPL on tv.

i've got to get my hands on a FCD home jersey. not a big fan of the side vents, but you've gotta love the hoops.

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Wow, I'm digging those. The home uni has got that classic feel to it with the hoops, and the grey one is pretty sharp as well. They're not my absolute favourite soccer kit ever, but, like I always say, it could have been a lot worse. :)

plus, i think this makes them the first MLS team to not have a white kit.

from what i've been reading, they plan to wear the hoops at all home games, and as many road games as possible. they want to adopt a european style 1st kit and 2nd kit, instead of home kit and road kit.

they want to wear the hoops every game, unless they clash with a red or white team, in which case, they'll wear the silver... like how arsenal only wears blue against red teams at home, and blackburn only wears red against either blue or white.

i'm really enjoying the new-look MLS. i just might become a fan during the summer. soccer has already grown on me so much during the lockout more than i ever thought it would.

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i'm really enjoying the new-look MLS. i just might become a fan during the summer. soccer has already grown on me so much during the lockout more than i ever thought it would.

If we actually got any MLS games up here, perhaps I would be a fan too. I think we only ever get the All-Star Game and the MLS Cup, and the few games in between that are on the Spokane ABC affiliate.

I've heard a lot of people say the same thing about soccer filling the hockey void, too. And with games like Chelsea-Barcelona and Lyon-Werder Bremen yesterday, I'm sure it's winning even more people over.

Now I just have to find a team to play with up here. :wacko:

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i can't afford to become an FC Dallas fan.... 5 teams is already too damn many for my avatar... and i actually actively follow all 5 of them. not just putting them up there if i'm a so-so fan.

if i keep going at this pace, in 5 years it will take an hour to see all the logos.

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imagine the confusion if fc dallas rocked their first kit in a match against chivas usa in their 1st kit. red stripes everywhere!

I like the red hoops too, but the red block on the underarms of the jerseys kind of distracts from the 'hoops' effect.

the gray second jersey looks like a practice kit, maybe the wordmark is too plain?

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wow, i really dislike that home uni. it looks like a truck holding vintage red wings sweaters ran into a nike football jersey truck. but i love that road uni though. i loke the all grey look

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I smell confusion coming! Let's see Chicago Fire is predominantly in red with a single white vertical stripe. Chivas USA (which has taken over the LA market, nice move MLS, I bet the LA Galaxy feels loved) has red and white vertical stripes, and now FC Dallas has red and white horizontal stripes.

And to think, I gave kudos to MLS for being unique in their names and jerseys back in 1996. <_<

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plus, i think this makes them the first MLS team to not have a white kit.

Columbus Crew wear all black at home and all gold on the road. The thing that drives me nuts about the new home kit is the white panels break up the hoops on the sides. Not a big fan of that. Didn't they learn from dealing with River Plate?

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wow, i really dislike that home uni. it looks like a truck holding vintage red wings sweaters ran into a nike football jersey truck. but i love that road uni though. i loke the all grey look

I agree, the grey uni looks great. And now to reveal the extent of my ignorance: what do you all mean by "hoops"?

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That's a solid look, though they could have gone without the "FC Dallas'" across them, it seems. And I definitely like the move towards primary/secondary.

And since they were mentioned, I wish Columbus would wear their yellow jerseys as their primary jerseys.

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http://www.3rddegree.net/thirdindex.cfm?pa...rticle&show=590

yeah... i'm a fan of these. i'm not big on MLS, but the new-look dallas burn may just win me over as a casual fan, when there's no EPL on tv.

i've got to get my hands on a FCD home jersey. not a big fan of the side vents, but you've gotta love the hoops.

Big fan of the grey kits. Those are niice.

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I smell confusion coming!  Let's see Chicago Fire is predominantly in red with a single white vertical stripe.  Chivas USA (which has taken over the LA market, nice move MLS, I bet the LA Galaxy feels loved) has red and white vertical stripes, and now FC Dallas has red and white horizontal stripes.

And to think, I gave kudos to MLS for being unique in their names and jerseys back in 1996. 

i don't think i've ever disagreed with a post more on this forum :P

1st of all, i think chicago's kits are red with a single white HORIZONTAL stripe... unless they redesigned them recently. as i said, i don't really follow the MLS closely.

and about confusion in similar kits... do you think the EPL is confusing? manchester united, charlton athletic, and arsenal all wear red shirts with white shorts... plus you've got liverpool and middlebrough all wearing red shirts with red shorts... and there's not any "dark red" or "bright red"... all these teams use reds that are so similar that i can't tell the difference with the naked eye.

everton, birmingham, and portsmouth all wear blue shirts with white shorts... with chelsea wearing blue shirts with blue shorts. again... it's not like any of these teams are navy blue or powder blue. they're all pretty standardized royal blue, although i do admit pompey's blue looks to be a different shade.

then, to top that off, newcastle and west brom both wear black and white verticle stripes, with black shorts... like hockey refs.... while sunderland and southampton both wear red and white verticle stripes, with black shorts... like red hockey refs...lol.

and hell, every third team in the whole country of england wears "claret and blue" shirts, which translates in american to mean maroon and teal (yuck).

even second kits are pretty standardized in england... basically 1/2 the league in any given year wears yellow as a change kit. lol.

basically, the only unique kits in england that i can think of off the top of my head are blackburn rovers (half white, half blue), manchester city (baby blue) and norwich city (green and yellow).

so i don't think having red verticle stripes for chivas, red hoops for dallas, and boro-style red shirt with a white stripe for chicago is going to cause too much confusion :)

even worse than the EPL's similar kits is major league baseball... if red and/or white stripes of varying directions, quantities, and styles for 3 teams is enough to throw you off, how can anyone handle 90% of baseball teams wearing white at home, and grey on the road? :)

and then to top my reply off, you gave kudos to the MLS for coming up with names like "the burn", "the crew", "the revolution", and "the galaxy"? this isn't the WNBA... would it kill them to have a plural in there somewhere? :)

this is the first time i've ever seriously considered the MLS to be a viable option for soccer, because they're distancing themselves from the "americanized" version they started out as... they got rid of penalties to end games, right? now they're changing names to at least sound like real soccer teams, and we've got hoops and verticle stripes? :) i love it... all we need in the MLS now is a relegation system... and change the MLS Cup from a regular american playoff system, and model it after the FA Cup. the premier league champions don't necessarily win the FA Cup, and the FA Cup winning team may not even be in the top flight.

it's the way the sport works... i'd love to see american soccer thrive with this system... but i doubt i'll be so lucky as to see it.

-edit- i just read over my post, and parts of it seemed angry... trust me. it isn't meant to be. the whole thing is 1/2 joking, and it's probably my longest post ever on this forum... but i do strongly disagree with you on this topic.

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http://www.3rddegree.net/thirdindex.cfm?pa...rticle&show=590

yeah... i'm a fan of these. i'm not big on MLS, but the new-look dallas burn may just win me over as a casual fan, when there's no EPL on tv.

i've got to get my hands on a FCD home jersey. not a big fan of the side vents, but you've gotta love the hoops.

The Gray road kit is Dallas' version of the Adidas 'Premio' design which is being worn by Columbus (home), DC (home) and San Jose (Home & Away).

As for the home, the "hoop" design was desired, but the problem was that none of Adidas' existing templates were used in conjunction with a hoops design. That is why there are solid side panels. This design is also being used by Kansas City (home) and Columbus (away).

Chicago is being outfitted by Puma for one final season. In addition, they are using a new third design based on the flag of Chicago:

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and change the MLS Cup from a regular american playoff system, and model it after the FA Cup. the premier league champions don't necessarily win the FA Cup, and the FA Cup winning team may not even be in the top flight.

They have the U.S. Open Cup which is similar to the FA Cup. Everyone from top amatuer clubs to the MLS teams play for it. But I do agree on the relegation system. Give folks something to play for in the lower divisions, a chance to make even more money by moving up to MLS from USL One(A-League). I like that in europe finishing last is punished by moving down a notch. Actually, our team here moved down a division due to a poor record. more by our choice, we're breaking in almost half of our team this season, but it worked well for us. We went from 2-3-5 to currently 3-1-0(W-T-L).

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2 things to add to all of this.

First, the light blue Chicago shirt looks slick, and they should definitely consider getting rid of the white shirt and just going with red and light blue. Maybe even light blue as the primary.

Second, I agree that the FC Dallas text on the shirt looks dumb. This is something that I have never understood about MLS. They have crests AND logos/wordmarks on the shirts. My assumption was that they wanted to look European with a big logo in the middle of the shirts, and that they would be replacing these logos and when they got big enough to find sponsors to take the place of them. Is this accurate?

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I agree. They should either go with a wordless front, or sell advertising space. Right now, they have the ugly look of advertising without the revenue. Worst of both worlds.

this is the first time i've ever seriously considered the MLS to be a viable option for soccer, because they're distancing themselves from the "americanized" version they started out as... they got rid of penalties to end games, right? now they're changing names to at least sound like real soccer teams, and we've got hoops and verticle stripes? :) i love it...

I just want to echo this sentiment. As a soccer fan in America, I'm only now starting to take MLS seriously. Looks like they've gotten over trying to prove the stereotype of American arrogance right.

Soccer is truly the beautiful game, and stop trying to change it or dumb it down for American audiences.

As for this kit, it's nice, but I would prefer the hoops to be uncluttered by the red side panels. Still, not bad, and I presume subsequent revisions will make it even better. The gray kits are slick.

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