This is the new Philly Union home kit 2016, Philadelphia Union’s primary jersey for the new 2016 Major League Soccer season. The club finished second from bottom in the Eastern Conference and third last in the overall standings in 2015, and will be keen improve on last season’s poor showing.
The Adidas stripes move from the shoulder to the side, similar to what the sportswear giant has done for all its major clubs during the 2015/16 season.
The rattlesnake is a key part of the club’s crest and identity, and many parts of this new home kit pay homage to it (probably a bit too much in our opinion!) The golden centre bar on the front, for example, features a snake skin design and has the logos of kit manufacturers Adidas and club sponsors Bimbo.
Bimbo have appeared on the front of the club’s jerseys since 2011 and inked a five year contract extension in 2014 worth $2.3m a season
Fans will get to see the team wearing this uniform for the first time when Philly host New England Revolution next month (March 20).
The lower front of the jersey also has a snake (metallic design), with the animal also featuring on the back of the jersey. Inside the collar are the words “We are One”