Disclaimer : I care and because I want to.
Columbus Crew home and away
Columbus could have had it so much easier than this. As a bias towards football’s black and yellow, I’ve oft been disappointed with the offerings the pseudo-rivals have offered. There was that ‘stripey sports bra’ look, which was approved by many people without tastes in suits no doubt, which went from boring to terrible, a first from the club.
But then they got a makeover. Gone were the vestiges of terrible Nike’s 90 marketing, and enter in respectability with a new badge. And a new badge comes new kits.
Checker embossed, the home and away are the inverse of one another, usage of a simple element of the badge in the pattern of the fabric. A different set of cuffs with the two-tone trim than that of the rest of the league’s debutant kits. Sponsor matches logo with colour scheme.
Quite possibly, the new champion home and away kit set. I openly admit that this score is influenced by my affinity to the colour scheme… so it’s probably a 3 out of 5.
Get if : you like checkers, you like progress, you like simplicity, you like a classic looking kit.