Category Archives: uniforms

Shirts Happen

It’s not a big controversy, but I found it slightly interesting that FC Kansas City’s uniforms (the first to be unveiled in the new National Women’s Soccer League) bear the logo of a local boxing club, while Portland Thorns FC had to discontinue selling a t-shirt with the (clever and mildly ribald) slogan, “Feelin’ Thorny?” […]

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Rowdie…Reggie?

One of American soccer’s most storied and celebrated names returns in 2012 as the (new) NASL’s Tampa Bay team recently re-acquired its traditional name and logos after a protracted legal battle. The original Rowdies were my first soccer love, the team of my youth, my pride and joy, the Bay area’s first major professional team […]

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New Look For The Phoenix Mercury

The local WNBA team will have a new look for 2011. Supposedly the new threads are “30 percent lighter and dry twice as fast as previous WNBA uniforms.” It’s not a huge departure from what they were wearing. The number is solid orange rather than white with orange trim or yellow with purple trim, the […]

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Life In The Past Lane

Here’s a new one: the new old indoor soccer team in Wichita will do something I don’t believe has been done before. Not take the name of a former club, that’s been done to death. But the dispute over the trademark of the Wichita Wings indoor soccer team has been resolved with two claimants of […]

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Not The Retiring Type

Thursday’s news that Real Salt Lake will retire Jason Kreis’ #9 shirt got me thinking about this honor, which is common (some might say too common) in other sports, but virtually unknown in soccer. I can’t think of an American outdoor team that has ever retired a number (maybe the Cosmos retired #10 for Pele, […]

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Timbers FC Hates America

Did anybody else notice this on the Fox Soccer Channel broadcast of the Colorado Rapids/Portland Timbers match Saturday night? That’s Portland’s Rodney Wallace flying the Stars and Stripes upside down on his sleeve early in the match. Section 8 of the U.S. Flag Code says: “(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union […]

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A Bolt Out Of The Blue

The Tampa Bay Lightning finally unveiled their new uniforms and logo today, and I generally like them. The new logo is a bit simpler (evocative of Captain Marvel, though thinner), a little superhero-ish, but okay. I’m a minimalist at heart. And while I will miss the all-black uniforms that I think are fantastic, I loooooooove […]

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A Few Things Right Quick

Swamped today, but I wanted to get these things out there: Yes, the USA got hosed on hosting the 2022 World Cup. It happens. Jeff Bradley nails it in that this wasn’t going to be The Thing That’s Going To Make Us (no one thing is). This is how the game works now, boys and […]

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Must Be Football Season

If Nike’s unveiling new unnecessary football uniforms for top college programs, the season must be close. This morning they revealed new togs for several teams, including the Florida Gators. (Way to bring Errict Rhett out of mothballs, UF.) Anyway, I don’t see a huge difference between this and what the Gators normally wear (last year’s […]

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Throw Them Back

It was nice of Miami FC to play along with the theme as the Rochester Rhinos of the USSF Division II Pro Soccer League paid tribute to their NASL roots last night. But let’s be honest, here – those are some half-assed throwbacks. At top above are the kits the Blues wore last night (photo […]

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