Best Of - 1990s MLS Kits - Much More Interesting Than In 2020

Tuesday, 10 March 2020
When Adidas released most of the new MLS jerseys for the 2020 season, people were not really happy with the design of the Three Stripes - as in previous years, many kits were rather boring, and furthermore based on the same template. However, that has not always been the case.

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When MLS started in 1996, a lot things were different. In terms of kits, there was no league-wide supplier but teams had different kit makers - including jerseys from Adidas but also from Nike, Kappa and others. Now Classic Football Shirts have taken a look at some of their favorite Major League Soccer jerseys from the 1990s.

MLS 1990s Kits

The MLS jerseys of the (late) 1990s boasted typical designs of that decade - bold, outstanding looks with big brandings or eye-catching graphic designs.

MLS just had 10 teams ( Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, Dallas Burn, Kansas City Wiz, Los Angeles Galaxy, New England Revolution, New York/New Jersey MetroStars, San Jose Clash, Tampa Bay Mutiny.) in their inaugural season, whose kits were made by five different brands.

San Jose Clash 1996 by Nike

Columbus Crew 1996 by Adidas

DC United 1996-97 by Adidas

Tampa Bay Mutiny 1996 by Nike

Los Angeles Galaxy 1997 by Nike

New England Revolution 1996 by Reebok

Kansas City Wiz 1996 by Adidas

NY/NJ Metrostars 1998 away by Nike

Dallas Burn by Nike

Colorado Rapids 1999 by Kappa

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With a few different brands making the kits for around 10 different teams, it is only logical that the late 1990s were more interesting in terms of varying kit designs...

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