This is what appears to be the new Colorado Rapids kit for 2016, sent to us by an eagle eyed reader. The Rapids are officially due to unveil their new strip on March 10.
Features the Adidas stripes going to the side instead of being on the shoulders, a feature adopted by all current Adidas shirts. Marginal differences from the existing home jersey Continue reading
Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners have unveiled a special limited edition “Surf Life saving” jersey that they will wear in their F3 derby against Newcastle Jets on 28 February, 2016.
Made by Italian firm Kappa, the kit is a tribute to Surf Life Saving Central Coast, and 10% from the sale of every shirt will be donated to them. CCM currently have former Liverpool and Barcelona forward Luis Garcia in their ranks.
The Mariners’ opponents for this weekend’s clash, the Jets, had also revealed a special “Airforce” jersey for their clash against the Roar. Continue reading
This is the new Derry City away jersey 2016, League of Ireland outfit Derry City FC’s new alternate kit for the 2016 season. Made by Hummel, the new Derry City secondary shirt was officially revealed on February 20, 2016, two months after the club unveiled its 2016 home shirt. It is also the first away kit for the club from the Hummel stable.
The club chose a unique way to celebrate the kit launch by having a treasure hunt for supporters, with the winner also getting to win the shirt at the Millennium Forum which played host to the event
Umbro last season gave Derry a predominantly yellow change top with a single diagonal black and grey stripe going down from the left shoulder. Continue reading
These are the new Sounders FC jerseys 2016, MLS outfit Seattle Sounders’ new home and third uniforms for the forthcoming MLS season. Made by Adidas, the new Sounders FC 2016 kits were officially launched on 19 February, 2016 and will be worn by the likes of Nelson Valdez (ex Bremen and Borussia Dortmund) and Clint Dempsey (ex Tottenham)
The Sounders have released a revamped “Rave Green” primary jersey and a “Pacific Blue” alternate/third kit.
The green home jersey features an interlocking “S” design woven into the fabric (inspired by Mt.Rainier). The arms and collar trim are both blue, with the Adidas stripes (also in blue) moving to the side of the jersey. The two colours are represented by the “Sky of Blue, Sea of Green” words that are present inside the necktape.
The lower front of the jersey features a jock tag in the form of the seal of the City of Seattle. Continue reading
This is the new Houston Dynamo away kit 2016, the new secondary strip for MLS outfit Houston Dynamo. Made by Adidas,the new kit was officially unveiled on February 17, 2016 in a mural made by local artist GONZO247.
Traditional Dynamo alternate kits have been white, but this season, the club have opted for a change by adopting a black secondary strip. The jersey features three different shades of orange in an inverted chevron design on the chest. The collar and cuffs both have blue trim.
Inside the back of the neck are the words “Forever Orange”, with the back having the Dynamo wordmark. On the lower front of the jersey is the flag of Texas (the state in which Houston are based)
The shirt is sponsored by oil giant BHP Billiton Continue reading
This is the new NYRB away shirt 2016, New York Red Bulls’ new alternate strip for the 2016 MLS season. NYRB won the Supporters’ Shield in 2015, finishing as the team with the best league record across both Conferences, but lost the Eastern Conference MLS Cup playoff final to Columbus Crew.
The new NYRB secondary jersey is predominantly blue with yellow sleeves. The Adidas stripes, moved to the side, instead of their usual place down the shoulders, are also yellow.
The Red Bulls have paid homage to their original form (they were the MetroStars till Red Bull took over the club). Red & black (the original Metrostars colours), can be found inside the back of the neck, where the words “Love.Fight.Passion.Glory” are written. Above these words is the “Est 1996” indicating the MetroStars’ role as one of the founding members of the MLS Continue reading
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 Continue reading
Inter Milan have renewed their sponsorship with Pirelli for a further three seasons, the Nerazzurri have announced. Pirelli have been a partner of the club since 1995 and will now be with them till 2019, with the extension reportedly worth around 10 million euros a season (plus bonuses in case of continental success)
However the 10 million figure is far less than what Pirelli’s previous agreement with Inter was worth (around 13 million euros a season). Part of it could be put down to Inter’s lack of success, both domestically and in Europe, in the last few seasons. Sponsors want eyeballs and Inter are currently not very prominent on the world stage.
The Nerazzurri have been on a downfall since lifting the Champions League in 2010, and were last present in Europe’s premier club competition in the 2011-12 season. In 2013-14, they missed out on European competition altogether, not even making it to the Europa League, following a disastrous ninth place finish in Serie A.
Participating in the group stage of the Champions League is itself worth 12 million euros. As per UEFA’s latest revenue structure, a team that goes on to win the tournament will earn well over 50 million euros in prize money, and this excludes their share of television cash, gate revenue and other commercial aspects.
Inter’s latest statistics show that the club have a staggering debt of 417 million euros. Their revenues have been around the 150-200m euro mark, and those too have been on a downward spiral in the absence of CL money.
Pirelli is run by Marco Tronchetti Provera, a close friend of Inter’s former owner Massimo Moratti. Continue reading