Noah Qehzy takes a bold approach to redesign each MLS club’s first, second and third kits. After looking through all of these options, you’ll be left wondering why some of Qehzy’s designs haven’t been included in the 2017 season.
There’s something so oddly satisfying about watching Qehzy’s time lapse design videos. After exploring what each NFL team’s soccer kit would look like, he has now switched focus to the current MLS season.
Each kit has been carefully thought out and no design is random. Qehzy pulls inspiration from the clubs’ origins and some of the original kit designs donned in the league. Check out some of our favorites below, along with commentary from Qehzy himself.
Check out all of the designs here.
The other new team to the MLS to go along with Atlanta is Minnesota. I dislike this team already. I don’t know why they chose the colors they did, or why they went with a sash, or why they didn’t use the Vikings purple and gold. I dig the target sponsor, but a grey home kit with a white away kit? And another light blue team? Yawn. Anyway I just tried to do my own thing to the kits they already put out, and then added a black kit to complete the greyscale. Sorry Minnesotans for the not-so-kind words, but at least you have a team other than the Vikes. Hopefully they don’t shoot wide left ;).
Seattle always seems to have nice kits that people love, so I tried to take it to another level they haven’t yet. The home kit is a bit different, but is still that bright attractive green with some of the Sounder blue. The away kit is pretty standard, and the third kit is based on their new away kit. Instead of navy though, I went with black. The bright turquoise is awesome, and I thought that I reflected the rainy Seattle weather with the ‘drip’ designs.
I know everyone will look at the third kit, but let me explain the first two first! The home kit goes with their light blue top and dark blue bottom thing they have, but I gave the top a ‘pixelated’ design because I thought it was dope and worked with their colors. The away kit is suppose to resemble their crest with the diagonals. Finally, the third kit is a tribute to their old name ‘Wizards’ (greatest name ever btw), and the rainbow kits they used to rock.
I love me some orange, but I typically always hate the simplicity of the Dynamo kits. So, I added some solar flare/fire like designs on the home kit to go with the sun theme in their crest. White away is pretty standard, but then I threw in an all black on black third kit for the cold weather away playoff games. 😉
Atlanta is a new team this year so my design is based on what they’ve come out with this year only. I added trim on the vertical black stripes, and I extended the 3 stripes from the shoulder down through the sleeve. That will be a common theme with my kits, I hate the shoulder only adidas stripes. The away kit is essentially a basic white kit with a faded ‘A’. Maybe a gold or black top next time?
Columbus recently dropped their yellow kit, which in my opinion is one of the most iconic kits in the league. Nobody else wears all yellow, and it’s a shame they don’t have it anymore. I brought it back (gave them a black sleeve so maybe it’s not fully back), and used the diamond pattern that I think looked great on their 2014 kit. Gave them an all black kit as well with a pattern that resembles their crest. Even if you don’t like this kit it’s way better than their current away kit (seriously look it up).
I don’t think Red Bull likes to tweak their kits very much since their all basically the same thing. Regardless, I spiced it up a bit by adding some more yellow in the home kit, and more red in the away kit. I was going to do a silver and blue checkered kit that would match their cans, but I thought it would be a bit dumb.
Orlando is pretty cool, except for the kid that always tweets crap towards the Union twitter before we play them. Union twitter guy roasted him twice before he quit, but regardless I love the kit I created. The gradient with the stripes looks very good and very ‘Florida’ imo, it’s bright, colorful, and very fitting for a warm weather team. The away kit keeps it simple and was inspired by the Real Madrid kit a few years back.
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