The black jersey, with grey accents and three yellow stripes on the shoulder fits into the small details present in Columbus’ twitter tease posted yesterday.
Each team in Major League Soccer this year will have a kit following this template, with three stripes on the shoulder, hearkening back to Adidas’ 1993 United States Men’s National Team kits.
It’s unclear if the grey and black checkerboard pattern represents an aspect of Columbus or Crew history, but the pattern is eerily similar to one found on Russia’s 2018 Adidas jersey.
This pattern especially stands out due to the lack of a sponsor present on this jersey. The Black & Gold’s deal with Acura expired at the end of the 2019 season and a new sponsor has yet to be announced, though one is expected closer to the beginning of the season. It is unclear whether Crew jerseys without a sponsor will be available for purchase.
Columbus’ jerseys in the past few seasons have featured a “jock tag” in the lower left corner of the jersey that read “Charter Member #01” in recognition of the team’s status as the first franchise in MLS. That jock tag doesn’t appear on today’s leak but a new detail is present on the back of the jersey right below the neck: a yellow state of Ohio with a small star over Columbus’ geographic location.
Crew fans will also have the opportunity to purchase throwback gear for the 25th anniversary season as part of a special collection released by Mitchell & Ness.
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