Orlando City officially unveiled its new road kits for the 2016 season at tonight's open practice session and, spoiler alert: it's got purple.
The club kicked off its second annual open practice at the Citrus Bowl with a reveal of the new kits (that were leaked out on the Internet over the weekend), which players showcased throughout the training session.
"We worked tirelessly with adidas to design a kit that accurately represents our brand and provides the players and the fans with a unique look and experience," said Orlando City CEO Alex Leitão in a statement. "The combination of the sleeves, the crest, the slogan that leads us daily - ‘Defy Expectations' - in three languages, among the other elements will proudly showcase Orlando City during our second MLS season."
Some key points of the new kit:
- Yes, the faux collar is really faux, and the only real downside of the jersey, which is very nice in every other aspect.
- The club logo is made of a new "sophisticated material." It's shiny.
- There is no USL logo under on the inside of the shirt this year, as there was in 2015 to honor the club's USL history.
- "Defy Expectations" makes a return, featuring on the inside of the 'collar' in three different languages -- English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
The authentic kits are on sale now for the low, low price of just $120, and replicas are going to charge you about $85.
The faux collars are going to have people talking, but overall, Orlando City and Adidas did well with this year's version, and hopefully we'll see this white kit used a little bit more than we did in 2015.
More pictures of the new away jersey (all courtesy of Orlando City SC):
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