This the new Columbus Crew away kit 2016, a new alternate strip for MLS outfit Columbus Crew SC. Themed as the “For Columbus” jersey, the uniform, made by Adidas hasn’t been too well received by the club’s fans on social media.
The shirt uses the Columbus city flag as its inspiration, and you can see many aspects that are influenced by it. For starters, the base colour is white, with blue and red trim on the cuffs and neck. The Adidas stripes are in red on the sides. Inside the jersey, under the team badge is the City of Columbus Seal (the city therefore, is at the “heart” of this kit”)
Crew have Federico Higuain, the brother of former Real Madrid and current Napoli striker (and often linked with Arsenal!) Gonzalo Higuain, in their ranks.
There are seventeen stars inside the necktape, same as the one present on the Columbus seal, and they also symbolise Ohio becoming the 17th state of the American union. On the back of the jersey is the “Columbus Crew SC” wordmark, while the jock tag on the lower front features the Columbus flag
The yellow stripes that adorn the jersey are thicker at the centre, and become thinner as you move to the sides. Blue shorts and predominantly white socks complete the look of the new Crew SC alternate kit.
Crew finished second in the regular 2015 season behind New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference and fourth overally, but beat NYRB in the Conference playoff finals before eventually losing to Portland Timbers.