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Jersey Week Bracket: The semifinals of the best Crew jersey of all-time

Eight jerseys entered, four remain. It’s up to you what the best Black & Gold jersey is.

Photos courtesy of Getty and the Columbus Crew Instagram

As jersey week around SB Nation’s soccer sites continues, Massive Report continues the bracket to see what Columbus Crew SC fans think is the best jersey of all-time. To check out what Crew fans said was the most “iconic” jersey of all, click here.

The Massive Report staff collaborated to determine 16 favorite Black & Gold uniforms that should be up for consideration in our bracket and then each member voted on their eight favorites from that selection. The top eight uniforms were determined and seeded based on the number of votes it got to form our Crew Jersey Week Bracket.

After all the votes we received in the last 24 hours for the first round, we have our final four of Crew jerseys. Now it’s time for you, the fans, vote on which two jerseys will faceoff for the crown of the Black & Gold’s greatest look of all-time.

Without further ado, here are the semifinal matchups:

1 - 2017 Yellow Acura vs. 4 - 1996 Black

The 2017 yellow Acura kit had the most convincing first-round win, receiving 75 percent of your votes over the 2010 black Glidden kit, and is the only yellow uniform to advance to the semifinal stage. But this recent Crew number now has to face history in the first Columbus Crew jersey we ever saw. The 1996 black and gold jersey got by the 1999 yellow striped kit by 22 percent of the vote and now has a chance to make the final.

Yellow or Black? New or Retro? 2017 or 1996? Vote now.

Poll

Which jersey is better?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    1 - 2017 Yellow Acura
    (55 votes)
  • 36%
    4 - 1996 Black
    (31 votes)
86 votes total Vote Now

2 - 2015 Black Barbasol vs. 3 - 2020 Black Nationwide

Another matchup worthy of being in the final. This semifinal clash pits two kits with very similar features and with similar praise from the Black & Gold faithful. Both have the current badge with that gorgeous star indicating the Crew’s 2008 MLS Cup win. The 2015 black Barbasol kit defeated the 2008 MLS uniform 68 percent to 32 percent. This year’s Nationwide-sponsored kit, meanwhile, won in similar fashion over early 2000s banana kit, 62 percent to 38 percent.

Both of these semifinalist kits are black with the yellow accents. Both have shoulder stripes. Both have watermarks that add amazing detail. And both received nearly the same amount of votes in the first round.

2015 or 2020? Barbasol jersey or Nationwide jersey? The success the Crew had in one or the promise of success in the other?

Poll

Which jersey is better?

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    2 - 2015 Black Barbasol
    (63 votes)
  • 28%
    3 - 2020 Black Nationwide
    (25 votes)
88 votes total Vote Now

Now it’s up to you, Crew fans. Get your votes in and determine which Black & Gold jerseys will meet in the final.