NEW YORK – To kick off Major League Soccer’s 25th season celebration, the league and adidas Wednesday night unveiled the complete collection of kits at the celebrity-packed event, FORWARD25, ahead of Fashion Week.
MLS featured celebrity fans as the jersey models for each club. Professional gamer Ninja revealed the Red Bulls jersey, Houston Texans All-Pro wide receiver Deandre Hopkins wore Houston Dynamo’s, and actor and director Colin Hanks represented the Los Angeles Football Club, while OVO Sound duo Majid Jordan revealed Toronto FC’s new jersey.
Former MLS players, including Alexi Lalas (New England Revolution), Jack Jewsbury (Portland Timbers), Jaime Moreno (D.C. United), Marvell Wynne (San Jose Earthquakes) and Mike Magee (Chicago Fire) were present at the event to unveil their former club’s 2020 kit. The Colorado Rapids and FC Cincinnati enlisted help from their local communities to reveal their jerseys, including Scotty Stephens, a forward for the Colorado Rapids Special Olympics Unified Soccer Team, and 11-year-old Arlando Griffin from the West End Cincinnati community where the team is building a stadium.
The 2020 jerseys feature the iconic 3-stripe adidas EQT (equipment) designs, which first debuted in the 1990s when MLS was formed.
Unique elements for each club are infused throughout the jersey designs. For example, for the two new clubs joining this year, Inter Miami CF will feature embossed black herons throughout the jersey, while Nashville SC’s jersey showcases vibrant colors to highlight the new beat of Music City.
|Atlanta United||Trinidad James||Gold Gang Records recording artist|
|Chicago Fire||Mike Magee||MLS Great|
|Colorado Rapids||Scott Stephens||Special Olympics Colorado|
|Columbus Crew SC||Katie Witham||Fox Sports broadcaster|
|D.C. United||Jaime Moreno||MLS Great|
|FC Cincinnati||Arlando Griffin||Representing youth soccer and the West End community|
|FC Dallas||Dude Perfect||Team of trick shot guys and one of the most subscribed YouTubers and most viewed channels|
|Houston Dynamo||DeAndre Hopkins||Houston Texans All-Pro wide receiver|
|LA Galaxy||Murs||LA Rapper|
|LAFC||Colin Hanks||Actor and director|
|Inter Miami CF||Axel Perez & Fernando Sanchez||Inter Miami CF Academy players|
|Minnesota United||Justin Sutherland & Bullseye||Celebrity chef; official mascot of Target|
|Nashville SC||Lindsay Ell||Country music singer, songwriter and guitarist|
|New England Revolution||Alexi Lalas||MLS Great|
|NYCFC||Natalie Negrotti||TV personality|
|New York Red Bulls||Ninja||Professional Gamer|
|Orlando City SC||Scooter Magruder||American YouTube personality|
|Philadelphia Union||Boston Scott||Philadelphia Eagles running back|
|Portland Timbers||Jack Jewsbury||MLS Great|
|Real Salt Lake||Marshall Miller||Stuntman|
|San Jose Earthquakes||Marvell Wynne||MLS Great|
|Seattle Sounders FC||Nestra||Singer, songwriter|
|Sporting Kansas City||Taylor Wells||Model|
|Toronto FC||Majid Jordan||OVO Sound’s Canadian R&B duo|
|Vancouver Whitecaps||Jacob Tremblay||Canadian actor|