Not Boring At All: Rejected DC United 2019 Away Kit Designs Leaked
A lot has been said about Adidas' seemingly uninspired MLS kits of late. Now, The Athletic's Pablo Maurer got access to some of the rejected designs for DC United, who unveiled a nondescript white away kit ahead of the 2019 season, giving us an intriguing look behind the scenes.
Included among the rejected concepts are this drool-worthy cherry-blossom inspired getup. Would've been strange to see #DCU in pink, but I gotta say - I absolutely adore this kit: pic.twitter.com/kGntu6jpIB— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) 26. Februar 2019
Amongst the rejected designs is one that combines a white base with cherry blossom prints and pink shorts, but also some that are completely cherry pink.
According to the report, "club official nixed those, said one source, after expressing concerns about how a kit with that much pink in it would be received by the public".
There you have it, guys. In many cases it's the MLS clubs that are to blame for unimaginative designs and not Adidas. It definitely wouldn't have hurt to have a bit more color in the many white kits, or even a few light-colored kits.
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