2020 NYCFC Kit Thread

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Seeing full kit on players makes me like way more. Which is always the case lol The new MLS name/number kit looks amazing.
I agree. I think the horizontal stripes on the socks pulls it all together. Would have liked to see more contrast though.. some orange would have been appreciated.
 

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none of the kits have the patch on, have to be purchased separately. Picture was probably a mistake by MLS or maybe they are charging more for kits with the patch already on? Something may have gotten lost in translation? I can't say why they have the patch.
For what it's worth if you go to the Man City site to get a jersey none of them come with the patches and there's a section where you can add them on if you want them.

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For what it's worth if you go to the Man City site to get a jersey none of them come with the patches and there's a section where you can add them on if you want them.

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It's poor of MLS not to publicly announce this change if it is a true change and not just early jerseys.

A lot of people seem confused on Reddit too
 
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my only thought about the personalization and the badges is that they weren't prepared at all for all the changes surrounding the MLS 25 celebration or whatever - probably have a bunch of them that are on back order hahaha
 
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The thing is, none of the usual shops are even offering customization right now. World Soccer Shop IS, but they have their own standard customization, not the new MLS font, and they haven't gotten back to me when I asked if they had it yet. Honestly, I think some of the smaller shops, like Upper90 will be better about communicating this as opposed to Adidas, Fanatics, etc.
 
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After some consumer investigation...

- Kits for 2020 and going forward will only have a league patch on a single sleeve. The other sleeve is reserved for a sponsor. If there is not sleeve sponsor, it will be blank.

- The base price for an authentic kit with no league patch or sponsor: $130
-> Can currently be purchased from adidas
- An authentic kit with a league patch, no sponsor: $135
-> Can currently be purchased through Fanatics
- An authentic kit with a league patch and sponsor: $140
-> Only LAFC and Atlanta have sleeve sponsors
- An authentic kit with a league patch, sponsor, and name/number customization: $165
-> I've only seen major players have customization options online (Vela, Martinez, Chichatiro)

So a league patch is $5, a sponsor patch is $5, and name/number customization is $25.
-> I don't think you'll be able to buy an authentic kit with only a league patch or sponsor patch (if a team has a sleeve sponsor) directly from a retailer. I'm unsure of current retailers that sell the league patch to get pressed onto a kit.
 

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After some consumer investigation...

- Kits for 2020 and going forward will only have a league patch on a single sleeve. The other sleeve is reserved for a sponsor. If there is not sleeve sponsor, it will be blank.

- The base price for an authentic kit with no league patch or sponsor: $130
-> Can currently be purchased from adidas
- An authentic kit with a league patch, no sponsor: $135
-> Can currently be purchased through Fanatics
- An authentic kit with a league patch and sponsor: $140
-> Only LAFC and Atlanta have sleeve sponsors
- An authentic kit with a league patch, sponsor, and name/number customization: $165
-> I've only seen major players have customization options online (Vela, Martinez, Chichatiro)

So a league patch is $5, a sponsor patch is $5, and name/number customization is $25.
-> I don't think you'll be able to buy an authentic kit with only a league patch or sponsor patch (if a team has a sleeve sponsor) directly from a retailer. I'm unsure of current retailers that sell the league patch to get pressed onto a kit.
Wait. You need to pay for a sponsor patch? Why would anyone do that...
 

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Inter Miami just signed a $215 million kit sponsorship deal with Qatar
The only source for this is the Sun and the reporting doesn't mention a length of contract -- seems awfully large (even lumped in with stadium naming rights) unless it's for 20 years.

The largest current US naming rights deal for a stadium is Met Life, which is $16mm per year. MLS stadium rights deals have been ~$2mm per year.
 

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Inter Miami just signed a $215 million kit sponsorship deal with Qatar
What’s fascinating about this is that unless somebody has business in Qatar, the average person is not going there for a vacation compared to Europe, South America, or Asia. The average person is not flying on their airline as their routes are limited. The marketing value of Qatar saturating the football jersey spectrum is really perplexing - it cannot be moving the needle very much. It may be a form of sportswashing, but does any really think better of the country because they throw money at their favorite soccer team???

Contrast that to a company with an everyday product, be it Chevy, or Volkswagen, or Carlsberg, or AIG, or even the betting companies..... the average Joe may need a new car and checks out the company, or life insurance, or an addiction to gambling - they all appeal to the masses. A tiny middle eastern country with human rights issues..... eh, not so much.
 

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What’s fascinating about this is that unless somebody has business in Qatar, the average person is not going there for a vacation compared to Europe, South America, or Asia. The average person is not flying on their airline as their routes are limited. The marketing value of Qatar saturating the football jersey spectrum is really perplexing - it cannot be moving the needle very much. It may be a form of sportswashing, but does any really think better of the country because they throw money at their favorite soccer team???

Contrast that to a company with an everyday product, be it Chevy, or Volkswagen, or Carlsberg, or AIG, or even the betting companies..... the average Joe may need a new car and checks out the company, or life insurance, or an addiction to gambling - they all appeal to the masses. A tiny middle eastern country with human rights issues..... eh, not so much.
Yeah it's interesting. I've heard / read a couple of things about sportswashing which are compatible with your observations, for example:

1) it's not about creating advocates but quietening potential detractors. People are less likely to protest against something when associations with that brand are everywhere and either positive or neutral.

That probably doesn't mean that people take that brand / state's _side_ but it makes them less suspicious or hostile, or less likely to vocalize their hostility to that brand when they are somewhat familiar. Compare that to a brand / state that hasn't built up all of those associations and imagine what peoples' general xenophobic reaction might be.

2) Ownership and sponsorship of sporting institutions is just one more source of leverage which can be used to create yet more leverage or cultural and political influence. It makes them more credible and gets them in contact with more people in high places.
 

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Yeah it's interesting. I've heard / read a couple of things about sportswashing which are compatible with your observations, for example:

1) it's not about creating advocates but quietening potential detractors. People are less likely to protest against something when associations with that brand are everywhere and either positive or neutral.

That probably doesn't mean that people take that brand / state's _side_ but it makes them less suspicious or hostile, or less likely to vocalize their hostility to that brand when they are somewhat familiar. Compare that to a brand / state that hasn't built up all of those associations and imagine what peoples' general xenophobic reaction might be.

2) Ownership and sponsorship of sporting institutions is just one more source of leverage which can be used to create yet more leverage or cultural and political influence. It makes them more credible and gets them in contact with more people in high places.
It definitely has the possibility of producing a numbing effect to the masses. But with me specifically, all this jersey money is doing is further reminding me of a country that cheated their way to hosting a WC and subsequently created/perpetuated an indentured servitude/slave society to build their modernization & infrastructure efforts for their miserable ruling class.
 

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It definitely has the possibility of producing a numbing effect to the masses. But with me specifically, all this jersey money is doing is further reminding me of a country that cheated their way to hosting a WC and subsequently created/perpetuated an indentured servitude/slave society to build their modernization & infrastructure efforts for their miserable ruling class.
I'd say we are in the minority unfortunately.
 
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Wait. You need to pay for a sponsor patch? Why would anyone do that...
I don’t think sponsor patches will be an option. If you want to buy an authentic with a team that has a sponsor you’re paying the $140 price versus a team without one where it’s $135
 

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Arsenal can go for the trifecta and announce their jock tag is brought you you by North Korean Labor Resorts, LLC, setting up majestic getaways by Emerites airways providing non-stop service to Rwanda after a forced stay in North Korea.
 
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