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 an individually tailored style (although, tbf, we still get things like the Houston Dynamo 2018 away shirt). Having said that, the new 2019 MLS jerseys are some of the strongest we've ever seen (each club introduced one new look for the upcoming season, either home or away).
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 New England Revolution . . . 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 all the confirmed threads.
2019 MLS Jerseys (All 24 Confirmed Kits)
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) February 21, 2019
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
Real Salt Lake
— Football Room (@footballroom20) January 28, 2019
See the kit in action Feb. 26.Available online at https://t.co/SeK2xm4S78 on March 1.
— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) February 21, 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
— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) February 10, 2019
San Jose Earthquakes