Welcome to Stepover’s running list of 2018 MLS Kit releases. We’ll keep the list as up-to-date as possible so you’ll have the latest in kit news, without having to chase it around the internet.
Below are the current releases for the 2018 season. The clubs are in alphabetical order, so feel free to scroll through and browse the latest adidas kits. Tweet us or gram us your favorite kits–and don’t forget to visit our partners at SoccerPro.com to get your hands on any of these jerseys.
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Dubbed “King Peach,” in tribute to Georgia’s most famous fruit as well as a memorable tifo it inspired from the Five Stripes faithful at a victory over New York City FC at Bobby Dodd Stadium last spring, the new shirt features a similar pale silver-gray hue to last year’s edition, bearing a geometric pattern that resembles both a soccer ball’s panels and the roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The fresh colorway is sure to be a stunner both on the pitch and off. The club enlisted rapper 2 Chainz to reveal the 2018 kit. Can’t wait to see this jersey being repped in ATL this coming season.
Chicago Fire’s new primary jersey for the 2018 season isn’t as bold of a departure as some of the other MLS clubs we’ve seen so far. With a slight twist to last year’s look, the Fire are honoring their history while looking ahead to their future with a kit that “bridges past, present and future generations of champions and fans alike.”
The kit features a custom jock tag to honor the 20th anniversary of the Fire’s inaugural 1998 season that completed the historic “Double”, winning both the MLS Cup and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. On the back of the neck are the six-pointed red stars lifted from the Chicago municipal flag, with the distinct second star denoting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Colorado’s new kit for the 2018 season takes a simplistic approach with a subtle twist on past versions of the club’s jerseys. Released under the tagline “Bleed Burgundy,” Colorado’s new jersey sports a championship star above the crest to mark their 2010 MLS Cup title, and is rich with subtle details like the state flag jock tag.
If there was ever a way to get someone to like your kit, it’s to make it black. Columbus Crew—who are coming off of a controversial 2017 season with relocation worries—drop a fresh, new black kit for the 2018 season. One that is sure to make a statement around the league.
The kit features black-on-black stripes along the sides, along with a one-button collar with gold accents with the club and league badges. Damn. The kit also features a small tag reading “Charter Member #01”— a nod to the club’s history as the first team in MLS.
FC Dallas unveil the new primary jersey for the 2018 and it is very, very Texas. If there’s one thing the good folks down in Texas love, it’s the Texas flag. And the new kit from FC Dallas gives the people what they want.
Full of symbolism, the club has turned to the Lone Star State flag for inspiration. The blue sleeves, white chest and red torso features the bold colors shared by both club and flag. On the back of the neck, a stylized “Pride of Texas” intends to share the message that FC Dallas is the symbol of Texas soccer—in all levels throughout the state.
The Dynamo have released their secondary kit for the 2018 season and it’s so simple in all the best ways.
Dubbed as retro and modern at the same time, the jersey has a timeless design that incorporates tonal stripes across the chest to represent the diversity of both the club and Houston.Progressives shades of orange provide a vibrant and distinctive look to the kit in the same way that numerous cultures have come together to give Houston its unique dynamism.
LA launch their new primary kit, featuring some familiar looks. The unveil took place at a Launch party in LA for the club’s most diehard fans. In addition, the club launched a “Since ’96” lookbook—shot by Hana Asano—which showcases some of the club’s retro shirts.
The iconic LA Galaxy sash is back, with a bold navy sash enclosed by a thin, gold sash on each side. The signature “This Is LA” jock tag returns, as does “Galaxy” just below the back neckline, complete with a quasar. Over the heart, the golden star at the top of the crest represents LA Galaxy’s five MLS Cup wins, the only club in MLS to rep such a feature.
Minnesota United FC
Minnesota United’s 2018 kit is here. With grey stripes, a red button, and MNUFC detailing – men’s authentic long-sleeve, men’s and women’s authentic jerseys, men’s replica short-sleeve jerseys and an expanded range of sizes are now available for purchase.
New England Revolution Primary
New England Revolution launch their new primary kit—keeping things simple while showing that Adidas is making a promising effort to give each MLS club a bespoke look this season. The new kit sticks to the traditional blue shirt, white shorts combo with a fresh take on the vertical strip that the Revs have featured on the front of their shirts over the past few years.
New York City FC
NYCFC has dropped their new away jersey for the 2018 season and—at the risk of sounding repetitive—Adidas continues to bring a unique look to yet another MLS club. The predominately gray design is inspired by the “grit and attitude” of the concrete jungle that club calls home. The new look is certainly a departure from the Manchester City knock offs that the club typically wears (as an United fan, I can finally feel comfortable putting on a NYCFC jersey).
Using the tagline “Everywhere We Go,” a motto of NYCFC’s traveling supporters, to launch the shirt, City produced a video narrating the jersey’s journey from adidas HQ in Germany to Abu Dhabi to receive the Etihad Airways logo, and on to the Big Apple. NYCFC also linked up with well-known local content creator VisualsByPierre for a photoshoot at P.S. 083/P.S. 182, a school that’s home to one of the first 50 New York City Soccer Initiative (NYCSI) mini-pitches, dedicated in October.
New York Red Bulls
RBNY have an answer for the Blues across the Hudson. The club has unveiled their new, all-red secondary kit. Can’t wait to see the contrast between the red and blue on the pitch when the Hudson Derby rolls around in the 2018 season.
The new “Bold Red” kit was engineered specifically for the New York Red Bulls by adidas. The stripes and square mesh panels run throughout the fabric of the kit as nods to the buildings and bridges of the city. A drop-hem fit can style on the field and the street.
It’s going to be hard for the rest of the league to top Philadelphia Union’s latest primary jersey. It’s a beautifully executed blend of dark and light blues with golden trim. The kit features blue horizontal stripes, with gold numbers and the three stripes running on the shoulders. In addition, the Union’s new badge features a cleaner, simplified design, with a brighter, more vibrant shade of gold used throughout, and one signal blue stripe down the center.
Additional elements of the 2018 primary jersey include the club’s “Join or Die” slogan emblazoned below the neckline on the back and the signature snake at the jocktag on the lower left portion of the front, matching the secondary jersey, which returns for 2018 with the updated badge.
The new all-white jersey from Portland Timbers is a thing of beauty. So clean. The kit brings a retro look, pulling inspiration from the retro kit the club donned in the past. The white jersey features green accents, such as the three stripes down the sides, along with a green collar.
Other details include the Timbers word mark on the back of the neck. Inside the gold-trimmed collar are lyrics that can be heard by Timbers Army in the terraces. “We’ll sing for you Timbers—’Til you finish the fight.”
Real Salt Lake
So far, Real Salt Lake’s 2018 is the least interesting. However, the new home kit is definitely a departure from last year’s. The jersey features a claret torso with cobalt sleeves and gold trim. Yes, the newest thing about about this is shirt are the cobalt sleeves. Still, keep moving up.
San Jose Earthquakes
The Quakes have revealed their latest jersey for the 2018 season, as the match day quick approaches.
An “SJ74” patch on the bottom left commemorates the inaugural season of Quakes soccer back in the club’s NASL days. And the sublimated gray print features the Quakes’ iconic impact pattern representing fault lines. And the Navy Seal Foundation patch is in tribute to a unique fundraising effort, in which 5% of each jersey sold at the Quakes Team Store will be donated to the foundation. The Quakes are the first team in MLS history to have a portion of their jersey revenue benefit a nonprofit.
The “New Rave Green” kit from Seattle Sounders is going to be a top 3 kit for me this season—I already know it. Look at this thing, the unique print featured on the body of the jersey is a bold departure from the traditional look. Adidas, yet again, has pushed the boundaries in creating bespoke looks for each club.
Most distinctive to the jersey are its jock tag and back neck transfer, both of which pay tribute to the club’s fans in a special way. Replacing the Official Corporate Seal of the City of Seattle on the lower right hand hip of the jersey is a new jock tag celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sounders FC Alliance. On the back of the jersey’s neck, the phrase “You Will Hear Us” is emblazoned, a tribute to Sounders FC’s dedicated supporters who create the most vocal home-field advantage in MLS.
Sporting KC unveil their all new secondary kit for the 2018—a stunning black kit with metallic silver lettering. The club sees this as an evolution of their previous all black kits. “Five years ago we launched the black argyle kit, then followed that up with a clean white and metallic argyle kit in 2015. This time we used a new black reflective argyle detail on the hem and back that looks amazing.”
The kit features many metallic accents, such as the silver SKC shield and MLS Cup stars, the silver Ivy Investments logo, a reflective argyle jock tag and the metallic silver MLS logo.
Toronto FC have released their championship kit. A fresh, all-white with a star above the crest paying tribute to last year’s MLS Cup triumph. The Reds are going with a crisp, clean all white aesthetic for there road digs in 2018, representative of putting 2017’s success behind them and focusing on new goals. That said, there are still links to the past throughout, including the traditional “All For One” rallying cry printed on the neckline.
The new Vancouver kit is stealthy as hell. The “Unity Jersey” takes on a dark gray look inspired by a lesser-used element of the club’s color palate. The dark gray with silver trim is smooth and Adidas continues to show up with bold patterns.
One of the best releases so far this season, the jersey will seamlessly switch between pitch and street. The finishing details of the Canadian Maple Leaf on the back of the neck and the MLS logo in matte silver is clever touch. Just, wow.