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MLS seriously needs to bring in proper clash kits, not a home/away like every other North American sport.

I had a discussion with the Revs' front office the other day. The intention is that the navy kit will be the primary and the white one will be the clash, with the idea that these are not to be considered home/away. The navy will be worn at home and on the road with the white kit used when the league mandates it based on need for color contrast (at DC or SJ, for example).

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They're a little messy, but better than the usual fare at least. I find the New England flag a little odd though. Does anyone in New England identify with that flag? It's too obscure a reference IMO... especially since I don't think all of New England is Revs territory, really.

I love flags and geography and have never seen that one before and was trying to get Taylor Twellman to tell me what it was lol.

We (being the Revs' supporter's groups) have used the flag of New England in a number of banners and other TIFO for a number of years. It's uniqueness is its calling card.

Do the Revs actually pull in much support from elsewhere in New England, besides the immediate Boston area? Because I live in Vermont and have never felt like the Revs were mine. I consider Montreal my home team as of now.

MLS seriously needs to bring in proper clash kits, not a home/away like every other North American sport.

Most teams have already moved towards the clash model and not the home/away model. Some teams wear their clash kit at home for no good reason (looking at you, Portland).

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Yeah, but there's an historical precedent for that. The old Timbers did that with their Rose City Red kits.

Not sure how I feel about it, but it's not like they just pulled that out of thin air for MLS.

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They're a little messy, but better than the usual fare at least. I find the New England flag a little odd though. Does anyone in New England identify with that flag? It's too obscure a reference IMO... especially since I don't think all of New England is Revs territory, really.

I love flags and geography and have never seen that one before and was trying to get Taylor Twellman to tell me what it was lol.

We (being the Revs' supporter's groups) have used the flag of New England in a number of banners and other TIFO for a number of years. It's uniqueness is its calling card.

Do the Revs actually pull in much support from elsewhere in New England, besides the immediate Boston area? Because I live in Vermont and have never felt like the Revs were mine. I consider Montreal my home team as of now.

MLS seriously needs to bring in proper clash kits, not a home/away like every other North American sport.

Most teams have already moved towards the clash model and not the home/away model. Some teams wear their clash kit at home for no good reason (looking at you, Portland).

They wear the Rose City kits on special days like military and fan appreciation dates. I like the way they,and Seattle embrace their rivalry. I wish other supporters clubs were like them.

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My random thoughts regarding the New England Revolution's new kits.

* Overall, I consider the primary (Navy) jersey to be an improvement over the "L'il Patriots" (Navy) outfits which they wore for the past two seasons. That said, I find the sheer size of the White inserts on the sleeves of the new jerseys to be as off-putting as the Silver inserts on the old shirts. I'll be interested to see whether that White continues all the way down the sleeves on the long-sleeve jerseys. If so, I'd find that an aesthetic gaffe.

* I actually prefer the away/change (White) jersey of the past two seasons to the new change (White) shirt that's been unveiled. Although the Navy piping across the upper torso of the old shirt was annoying, I find it far easier to take than the fact that Red plays such a prominent role on the new shirts. If it were up to me, I'd have rendered the underarm inserts on the new shirts in Navy, with Red limited to the adidas striping on the shoulders.

* Personally, I still think that the kits the Revolution wore during the 2006 and 2007 seasons were their best.

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They're a little messy, but better than the usual fare at least. I find the New England flag a little odd though. Does anyone in New England identify with that flag? It's too obscure a reference IMO... especially since I don't think all of New England is Revs territory, really.

My buddies and I are all from Connecticut, and we head up to as many Revs games as we possibly can. Being from a New England state, we've never considered any other team. I've met a ton of fans at the games from Vermont and New Hampshire, so I would say there's definitely plenty of support from outside the Boston area.

The flag is based off of one supposedly flown by the rebels during the Battle of Bunker Hill (Where the Nutmeg State's own Israel Putnam said "Don't shoot till you see the whites of their eyes.") It's been an unofficial Flag of New England ever since. I've actually only really seen it used at Revs games though.

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Do the Revs actually pull in much support from elsewhere in New England, besides the immediate Boston area? Because I live in Vermont and have never felt like the Revs were mine. I consider Montreal my home team as of now.

We have supporters from all 6 states just about all the time. Obviously, they draw plenty from Southern MA and RI, but there are a lot of us from Northern NA/Southern NH and Maine. We have people who come dwon from VT and western NH plus a bunch that come up from the Hartford area.

Being New England's team is ideed a challenge due to the location of the stadium in Foxboro, but the hope is that a SSS near downtown Boston will help to draw more fans via all modes of public transportation.

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Do the Revs actually pull in much support from elsewhere in New England, besides the immediate Boston area? Because I live in Vermont and have never felt like the Revs were mine. I consider Montreal my home team as of now.

We have supporters from all 6 states just about all the time. Obviously, they draw plenty from Southern MA and RI, but there are a lot of us from Northern NA/Southern NH and Maine. We have people who come dwon from VT and western NH plus a bunch that come up from the Hartford area.

Being New England's team is ideed a challenge due to the location of the stadium in Foxboro, but the hope is that a SSS near downtown Boston will help to draw more fans via all modes of public transportation.

Plans are in the works for a SSS in Foxboro right next to Gillette Stadium.

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Do the Revs actually pull in much support from elsewhere in New England, besides the immediate Boston area? Because I live in Vermont and have never felt like the Revs were mine. I consider Montreal my home team as of now.

We have supporters from all 6 states just about all the time. Obviously, they draw plenty from Southern MA and RI, but there are a lot of us from Northern NA/Southern NH and Maine. We have people who come dwon from VT and western NH plus a bunch that come up from the Hartford area.

Being New England's team is ideed a challenge due to the location of the stadium in Foxboro, but the hope is that a SSS near downtown Boston will help to draw more fans via all modes of public transportation.

Plans are in the works for a SSS in Foxboro right next to Gillette Stadium.

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Do the Revs actually pull in much support from elsewhere in New England, besides the immediate Boston area? Because I live in Vermont and have never felt like the Revs were mine. I consider Montreal my home team as of now.

We have supporters from all 6 states just about all the time. Obviously, they draw plenty from Southern MA and RI, but there are a lot of us from Northern NA/Southern NH and Maine. We have people who come dwon from VT and western NH plus a bunch that come up from the Hartford area.

Being New England's team is ideed a challenge due to the location of the stadium in Foxboro, but the hope is that a SSS near downtown Boston will help to draw more fans via all modes of public transportation.

Plans are in the works for a SSS in Foxboro right next to Gillette Stadium.

Nope, that's a casino.

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view/2011_1205kraft_wynn_meet_the_press/srvc=home&position=0

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Do the Revs actually pull in much support from elsewhere in New England, besides the immediate Boston area? Because I live in Vermont and have never felt like the Revs were mine. I consider Montreal my home team as of now.

We have supporters from all 6 states just about all the time. Obviously, they draw plenty from Southern MA and RI, but there are a lot of us from Northern NA/Southern NH and Maine. We have people who come dwon from VT and western NH plus a bunch that come up from the Hartford area.

Being New England's team is ideed a challenge due to the location of the stadium in Foxboro, but the hope is that a SSS near downtown Boston will help to draw more fans via all modes of public transportation.

Plans are in the works for a SSS in Foxboro right next to Gillette Stadium.

Why on earth would they do that? It would solve the problem of Gillette Stadium being an awful place to watch an MLS game, but it wouldn't do anything for the more urgent problems, namely that Foxboro is in the middle of nowhere and not even close to the area's core of soccer fans.

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Do the Revs actually pull in much support from elsewhere in New England, besides the immediate Boston area? Because I live in Vermont and have never felt like the Revs were mine. I consider Montreal my home team as of now.

We have supporters from all 6 states just about all the time. Obviously, they draw plenty from Southern MA and RI, but there are a lot of us from Northern NA/Southern NH and Maine. We have people who come dwon from VT and western NH plus a bunch that come up from the Hartford area.

Being New England's team is ideed a challenge due to the location of the stadium in Foxboro, but the hope is that a SSS near downtown Boston will help to draw more fans via all modes of public transportation.

Plans are in the works for a SSS in Foxboro right next to Gillette Stadium.

Why on earth would they do that? It would solve the problem of Gillette Stadium being an awful place to watch an MLS game, but it wouldn't do anything for the more urgent problems, namely that Foxboro is in the middle of nowhere and not even close to the area's core of soccer fans.

They aren't.

Revs' management has thus far made public their desire to build a new stadium close to downtown with access to existing rapid transit lines on the MBTA. It's been a slow process, but they have pretty much said that they will wait for the proper opportunity to come about rather than rush into a situation that will not be beneficial to them in the long run.

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Tweak the collar + make the Red Bull logo 10% bigger = every new NYRB kit.

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Timbers Retro inspired 3rd jersey.

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Timbers Retro inspired 3rd jersey.

I love everything about it.

You see it on the picture above, but the Timbers 1970s-era script is stitched on the back neck. It's also featured on a jock tag.

The retro Alaska Airlines logo is a nice touch. And I love that they used the word mark-free secondary logo on the crest. Should have used that on every version of their kits, in my opinion.

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Timbers Retro inspired 3rd jersey.

If it had the retro Adidas logo I would put my full support behind this...as it is, I can only put a lot of support behind it ^_^ . GREAT kit.

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Timbers Retro inspired 3rd jersey.

If it had the retro Adidas logo I would put my full support behind this...as it is, I can only put a lot of support behind it ^_^ . GREAT kit.

Good point on the Adidas logo. Real missed opportunity there.

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