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Orlando City Officially Unveils 2016 Away Kit

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Orlando City unveiled its new away kits at tonight's open practice. The jerseys are real, but the collars are fake.

Nick Leyva, The Mane Land

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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