Sometimes it can be a little annoying when a soccer “fan” becomes obsessed with what a kit looks like or even worse when they pledge their allegiance to a team simply based on their kit design. However, we also know as a t-shirt company with some awesome designs (shameless plug)….when you look good, you feel good, thus resulting in playing good as well.
So let’s start this week with a league that is heading into its post season and countdown the five best kits in the MLS. Let me know your favorites as well.
5. Vancouver Whitecaps Primary Kits
Green mostly dominates the Northwest, but Vancouver decided to pay tribute to their seaside locale rather than the evergreens that grow along their shores. The Whitecaps have managed to find the perfect balance between keeping up with nostalgia and also remaining modern.
4. Colorado Rapids Primary Kit
When the Rapids added the Colorado state flag to their kits, it really tied everything together. Personally I am a fan of their secondary blue kits as well, but I don’t think many will argue that the Burgundy version stands out in all the right ways. Colorado’s kits represent the beauty of the state and it’s personality to near perfection.
3.Portland Timbers Home Kit
In the Northwest it’s all about which shade of green you rock. The Timbers have been sporting their forest inspired green for years now and the upgraded chainsaw accents really take their kits to the next level. It’s been a bit of a rough go for the Timbers this season, but we know with guys like Valeri on your squad…anything is possible.
2. Seattle Sounders Third Kit (Pitch Black)
After multiple seasons featuring third kits that some fans couldn’t even stomach, the Sounders finally hit it out of the park in 2014 with their Pitch Black Kits. The neon green accents pop right out of the gloomy black kits that are meant to represent the mood of the rainy state. Take a trip to Seattle and you will see almost as many of these kits as you do Seahawks jerseys on a daily basis.
1. Sporting Kansas City Primary Kit
It’s all about the blues in Kansas City, but the Reigning MLS champs have nothing to be sad about. KC’s reinvention could be one of the best in sports, retiring the comical “Wizards” moniker for a much classier update complete with one of the sharpest, cleanest kits in soccer.
Honorable Mention. Sacramento Republic FC (USL PRO)
Sacramento wants an MLS team bad and they have made a great case as to why they should get their way. Their fan base is larger than many MLS teams already and they are currently enjoying a playoff run at the moment as they look for their first USL PRO title. Their ode to the California flag represents the state perfectly and the colors are perfect. Not only are Sacramento putting a quality product out on the pitch, but they look good as well.