It’s blue, it’s orange, it has stripes. It’s here.
Major League Soccer’s newest club, FC Cincinnati, has unveiled its home kit for the 2019 season. The club made the jersey, shorts and socks combo public at a ticketed event in the city Monday night.
Emblazoned with a Mercy Health sponsor across the chest, the jersey is a shade of royal blue and features four vibrant orange stripes running vertically down the torso. There are also more solid orange stripes on the shoulders. The team’s crest is over the heart and above the sponsor, and an Adidas logo is on the right side of the chest. The league’s shield logo is on the right sleeve, and the jersey also features a jock tag commemorating the club’s first MLS season.
The shorts and socks match the jersey’s royal blue. The shorts have orange stripes on the outside seams and the socks have orange stripes on the top cuff.
A secondary jersey is a solid white, featuring no orange stripes and no royal blue. The club will also have a third kit that will be released at a later date.
The club’s goalkeeper kit is orange.
— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) February 12, 2019
In a statement, the club said that the home kit was concepted and designed in just two months. Typically, Adidas works with clubs for 18-20 months on a design process.
“We want to thank MLS and Adidas for working so closely with us to create a really sharp inaugural primary jersey in record time,” FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding said in a statement. “It’s a dynamic design that really shows the upward and unlimited potential of soccer in Cincinnati. It has a lot of movement and brings the eye up, demonstrating our quick rise to MLS. We believe this is a fantastic entry for us into the league and we look forward to our players – and fans – wearing it with pride this year.”