New Football Shirts: New York City

Prior to New York City’s first fixtures in 2015, the team has declared the intention to build the club. At the opening ceremony of the club, only their name New York City FC was unveiled. At that time, colour scheme and badge of the club didn’t being unveiled. Only a placeholder image has been published, featuring words “New York City FC” in a blue circle. Encouraged by some attempts on its social media platform, many designers have provided some impressions of possible crests and shirts, because many were waiting the new badge and shirts. Chairman Ferran Soriano of the club argued that they would like to get rid of the identity of Manchester City and New York Yankees, and built a new club.

What presenting on its website is adorned with sky blue of Manchester and navy blue of MLB team. Although the New York City was running by the soccer side, most people revealed and speculated that the new colour scheme of New York City will feature some signature characteristics of Manchester City and MLS team. After a nine-month speculation and building interest in the club, the team announced that they have planned to select a badge in recent days. Firstly, they would choose two designs. The final design will be put to a public vote. At the same time, New York City also launched a “Badge of Badges” campaign, encouraging all people to participate in the creation campaign. After deliberation consideration, a mosaic of the badge was chosen as the final one. Then badge was available online and in physical form.

Though they planned to publish two potential badges on March 3, the club was charged of infringement in their trademark as one potential badge triggered some lawful disputes. So the vote has to be put off. Then two badges, designed by Rafael Esquer, were published online for public vote. In the meantime, an official colour scheme of NY City was also announced, featuring navy blue, sky blue and orange. All football fans were given three days to vote for those two badges. On November 13, 2014, many people, including fans and media, were waiting to see their inaugural jersey. The first-season away jersey was unveiled, featuring sky blue and orange trim. In the second season, the away jersey was matched with shorts and socks in navy blue.

In 2018, New York City FC and its manufacturer Adidas unveiled new 2018 away football kit, which is predominantly grey. The inspiration of grey base colour was derived from current New York City, which is a concrete jungle. Besides, new football shirts are adorned with some blue and white detailing. The social media teaser hinted that the grey base colour means the grit and attitude of New York City. In other words, the monochrome badge could be worn everywhere and anytime.

As a representative of international city, New York City evokes memories of most people. For the purpose of showing homage to vintage jerseys, the grey jersey features some characteristics of previous football shirts. Please rest assured to place orders. Hope every person could get the cool grey football kits.

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