2019 MLS Kits: The Good, Bad And Ugly From The Latest Releases
I once wrote that MLS has the worst jerseys of any league in the world, and I’m not really willing to walk back on that statement. Having adidas as the lone outfitter results in a cookie-cutter method that necessitates “a harmonized approach and a design that works through all of the kits” at the expense of a more unique and individually tailored style (although, tbf, we still get things like the Houston Dynamo 2018 away shirt).
Regardless, clubs like Atlanta United and LAFC have done a great job of elevating their brand status with a distinctive look on the pitch — clubs like the Chicago Fire and Colorado Rapids . . . not so much.
This is all to say that jerseys are an important aspect of supporter culture, so let’s take a look at what we’re trending towards in 2019 with some confirmed and leaked kits.
2019 MLS Jerseys (All Confirmed And Leaked Images So Far)
Clear the runway for landing...
— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) January 29, 2019
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) January 29, 2019
Sporting Kansas City
— Sporting KC (@SportingKC) February 4, 2019
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) February 4, 2019
New York Red Bulls
Here’s a first look at @BWPNINENINE in the New York Red Bulls 2019 Glitch Kit
— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) January 31, 2019
— Football Room (@footballroom20) January 28, 2019
— Chicago Fire (@ChicagoFire) January 23, 2019
New kit pic.twitter.com/GkhRClsGwA— Felipe Martins (@FeliMartins8) January 25, 2019
— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) January 26, 2019
New England Revolution
New England. pic.twitter.com/FuNGAKoVIi— Major League Soccer (@MLS) January 1, 2019
NEWS | Sounders FC announces groundbreaking multi-year jersey rights partnership with Seattle-based online retailer @zulily.
— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) January 17, 2019
Minnesota United (fully unveiled Feb. 10)
have a nice weekend, everyone pic.twitter.com/4G5c955DYR— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) January 12, 2019
San Jose Earthquakes (fully unveiled Feb. 13)
New year, new threads.NEWS: Earthquakes to host jersey unveil party on Feb. 13 to kick off 2019 season: https://t.co/diJ4WBDtTz pic.twitter.com/uJDPo7fcHH
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) January 31, 2019
Atlanta United (certain leak)
LAFC (possible leak)
2019 LAFC Secondary Jersey has leaked... thoughts? pic.twitter.com/fgzbSvjvE0— Heart of LAFC (@heartoflafc) January 22, 2019
Montreal Impact (possible leak)
— 514 Montréal (@Cinq1QuatreMTL) January 24, 2019
Orlando City (possible leak)
Usually spot on with their leaks, what are you making of the jersey?
— Orlando City UK (@Orlando_CityUK) January 25, 2019
NYCFC (possible leak)
— Tony Larsen (@tlpretender) November 24, 2018
Toronto FC (possible leak)
— Adamo (@Adamokeeper18) January 2, 2019