Yesterday was a full day in the league’s new Jersey Week. Five clubs showed off gear, with one of the clubs displaying their new third kits.
This week has been very fun with the unveiling of new kits. Some have been good, others have been alright. I think Wednesdays five unveilings showed that teams are willing to be bold with their kits for 2013.
The LA Galaxy showed off their new secondary kits, with the new four-star look above their logo. The press release on the new kit states that this is a new annual tradition that is launching in 2013.
LA will also be releasing a third kit later this year.
The Seattle Sounders are said to be embracing the city and supporters with their new kits.
The new-look first kit is an even simpler version of the rave green home jersey of recent seasons with one twist: The iconic Seattle Space Needle is featured on the front right chest as well as on the back. Pretty sweet if you ask me.
The road kit is also pretty nice as well. This edition has a vertical stripe running down the left side in a mosaic meant to “emphasize the team’s unique and diverse fan base,” according to a club press release.
Sporting Kansas City unveiled their new primary kit on Wednesday as well.
Their new kit may be the boldest of them all. The two toned kit is meant to symbolize the two states that Kansas City covers (Missouri and Kansas).
The release also states that there is another detail that fans will want to see with this kit. There’s the Sporting KC shield on the front and the “Sporting Club” logo on the back.
Vancouver is up next with their new kits.
The Whitecaps kept it simple in my mind, which is smart considering how I was always a fans of their home whites.
The lines that have crossed horizontally along the front of the jersey in recent seasons, have been tilted to match the angle of the whitecaps depicted in the club’s logo. A small change but one I think fans can live with. It is a simple change really.
Last, is the Montreal Impact and their new third kit.
This may be my favorite of the them off from yesterday.
The new black-and-blue strip, which features two buttons along the front, harkens back to the 1998 team which won the club’s first Can-Am Cup.
Given that 2013 represents the Impact’s 20th anniversary, the third kit features a call-out on the back of the jersey noting the years of existence of the club, surrounded by what else: a fleur-de-lis representative of the city.
Overall, I love this kit.