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The Revolution home is horrible, but that just makes it easier for me to continue my perpetual boycott of the new logo. Crayon Flag forever, yo.
 

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That's nice from Chicago. In general a single stripe across the chest like that is one of my favorite kit designs. The little bit of light blue to mimic the city flag is also great.
 

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Not sure how I missed this out of Italy, but Bologna’s 3rd kit is just awesome:

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67YAZ

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I read today that Nike has taken over the design work for all NWSL clubs, hence the large number of very bland kits this year. Apparently the league got a much better deal on the advance & royalty rate by doing this, which seems pretty close to the Adidas-MLS agreement.

A big bummer because NWSL had a great batting average in recent years - many clubs worked with local designers and got local flair and new ideas that Nike rarely produces for their clubs.
 

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I will never understand the royal blue as opposed to navy
Exactly my thoughts. There's a perfectly good navy in the lettering of of the crest, but they don't go that route without it being marbled or acid washed, etc.

Honestly, the bar was so low after the weird upside-down collar and center crest from the last cycle that this will unfortunately pass for a massive improvement. Lines them right up to be sponsored by Pepsi or Carnival Cruise Line.

I wish they could have worn the Jackson Pollack USWNT kits. They needed a bit more red, but liked those a lot. I think the men only used them as a training top.
 

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I think both of these are above average for USMNT kits. What that says about the average USMNT kits I will leave as an exercise to the reader.
 

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IMO they vacillate between royal and navy so there’s usually a “pop” to the newest look. After leaning on navy for a while, then new kits with royal blue hit harder, and vice versa. Same with pure white vs. vintage/cream white. They’ve used different reds at times, but that stays more consistent.

I don’t mind the royal blue use in general, it’s very 80s Captain America. But the home whites in this leak win for me. Don’t want the tie dye.
 

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The collar and arm stripes on the whites are pretty cool.

But again, the collar is royal and not navy.
I’m with you 100% on the whites. They’re decent enough and the collar/arm stripes are nice.

I wish US Soccer would ask Nike to give them whatever team is designing the Nigeria kits, but I imagine part of the problem is some suits at the fed want to play it safe. Every. Damn. Time.
 

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Last night was the first time seeing the new USMNT kits. I’d give them a solid B, a massive upgrade from the previous kits, which were maybe the worst ones in USMNT history.

Glad they went back to something cleaner, and this is the closest we’ve come to bringing back the bomb pop kit.
 

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I liked them more than I thought I would. I’m still with @tims4wins in preferring navy blue and I’d rather the red be a deeper shade, more in line with the flag. That being said, I’m hardly the target demographic.

I hope we get to see the whites on Sunday. I like those.
 

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I saw an image of the u-21s (or someone) wearing the new US jersey, but with blue shorts and socks. Looks much, much better (though still kinda lame) than on red/red
 

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Not a big fan of the new iteration of the home Argentina NT kit.

I'm generally not a big fan of designs that rely heavily on coordination between items (i.e., continuation of lines between shirt and shorts, or short and socks), but even more so, the Argentina kit always needs some black trim to really pop. I even like the recent kits that feature white shorts, but these are just kinda bland. As an aside, did FIFA reverse course on requiring kits to only feature 2 colors, because that was a sartorial travesty. I think they must've based on France's blue shirt-white shorts-red socks tricolor strip, which is fantastic.

Argentina plays Costa Rica tonight and maybe they'll wear the away kit. It looks OK, but I prefer when the blue is darker, almost navy.
 

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Fake edit…

It’s a customized shirt. Got it. Adidas didn’t advertise it that way.

That font is used with other teams.

Unfortunate, but not intentional.

Though I bet they sell a few, even if 44 isn’t a real jersey number.
 

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Just your annual reminder that Nike’s suck is selective. Once again, Nigeria coming in hot with one of the best shirts on the planet.

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Rumored look for Brighton next year. I’m evolved enough to say I dig it.

As I've said repeatedly over the years, I'm a sucker for classics and clean lines. But this is good, and the collar is exceptional. They should've added a yellow ring to the end of the sleeve, but I'll excuse the oversight [/amateurdesigner].
 

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As I've said repeatedly over the years, I'm a sucker for classics and clean lines. But this is good, and the collar is exceptional. They should've added a yellow ring to the end of the sleeve, but I'll excuse the oversight [/amateurdesigner].
I think you're right. That matching ring on a sleeve can be an incredible detail.

This is one of my all time favorite Italy kits (what the fuck happened to you, Nike?), and the collar/sleeve is fantastic.

 

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Brighton- Palace might be the most stylish derby pair- they’re both consistently class.