A few months back we had the privilege of partaking in MLS Media Day. The day was grueling, especially for the players, but we had a blast chatting up and shooting with some the the league’s best. Have a look at our behind the scenes re-cap video featuring the likes of Gio Dos Santos, Tim Howard, Kaka, Jack Harrison, Darlington Nagbe, Dom Dwyer and more.
After the success of their collaborative kits with Bayern and Madrid, the adidas X Parley contingent has teamed up with MLS for more incredibly unique kits made from recycled plastic found in the ocean. As with the previous releases, the initiative serves to raise awareness around the harmful impact of marine plastic pollution. With that in mind, the new MLS white and grey jerseys employ fresh, alternative colorway details. They are crafted from Parley Ocean Plastic upcycled from marine plastic which is intercepted by Parley clean-up operations in coastal areas of the Maldives. Once collected, the original plastic source is reworked into technical fibers that are re-purposed for use in apparel or footwear. In this particular iteration, the jerseys will be worn by MLS clubs. To commemorate this unique process of re-purposing the aforementioned marine plastic debris, the message “For the Oceans” is featured on the back-neck tape detailing, found inside each jersey.
“Major League Soccer and our clubs are committed to raising awareness about environmental issues through the League’s Greener Goals platform. Off the pitch, we’ll service our local communities as part of MLS WORKS Week of Service leading up to Earth Day, and we’re thrilled to support efforts on the field with adidas and Parley For the Oceans to help create a cleaner, healthier environment.” -JoAnn Neale, Chief Administrative & Social Responsibility Officer, Major League Soccer
The kits will be seen in action as the four teams that participated in the initiative will face-off Sunday, April 23rd when New York City FC host Orlando City SC at Yankee Stadium, and when LA Galaxy welcome reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC at StubHub Center.
For more on the adids MLS X Parley kits go to adidas.com
The tradition continues, for a third year running Canadian sportswear masters of simplicity and detail, Reigning Champ have dropped another collection celebrating the current MLS Titlists. The ‘Champions Pack’ honors the 2016 MLS Cup victory of the Seattle Sounders.
Hand crafted in Canada, the collection features Reigning Champs signature quality in detail via four pieces including a bomber, raglan tee, sweat-shorts and a crew neck. Each piece proudly displays the Sounders team crest and Champion’s star. In tribute to Seattle’s notorious supporters group, a custom ‘Eternal Blue, Forever Green’ print was designed for the collection. In a further but subtle nod to the team colors, every limited item is finished with a pennant label stitched in the Sounders’ signature blue and green.
The 2016 MLS Champions pack is available now at Reigning Champ flagship stores, online at reigningchamp.com and in the pro shop at Century Link Field.
The LA Galaxy are the latest MLS team to unveil their 2017 secondary kit today with a clean and classy adidas strip that fittingly suits the clubs #outoftheblue campaign. The navy-blue dominance serves as the perfect backdrop to accentuate the Herbalife sponsorship, adidas branding, team crest and other unique details like the “This is LA” blast on the bottom left corner of the jersey. Another cool detail to note is the single gold star which sits above the team crest. It honors LA’s league best five MLS Cup titles.
For more on the kits or to purchase go to lagalaxy.com