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PHOTOS: Manchester United home shirt, kit leaked for 2016-17?

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Early leaks of Manchester United’s 2016-17 home kit showed a bit of two-tone, vertical red, and it appears they were the real deal.

United’s Adidas shirt boasts three white stripes under the arms and is a subdued approach at something different.

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Yes, you’ve got two tones. Yes, there’s the loud white stripes, but all are placed in a close to non-controversial way. I like it better on the artistic promo shot (below) then the hanging shirt, but such is the nature of marketing.

What do you think?

PHOTO: So, this may be the new U.S. Soccer home shirt

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U.S. Soccer unveiled its new logo to mixed reviews this week, following on the heels of a leaked and interesting road jersey design for this summer’s Copa America Centenario.

And while *opinion alert* more than 60 percent of those polled on the PST side said the logo was fine or great, we have a hard time believing they’ll think the same of this potential home jersey.

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Light blue — can we say powder blue — sleeves with red stripes are the identifying feature of a white jersey with the new USA crest. Whether for men or women, it feels like a miss to us.

My first blush, “Blink” analysis? It looks like a pajama top worn by a kid in the 1980s begging his mom to let him stay up to watch “Alf”.

What do you think?

Leaked Adidas kits? Manchester United, Chelsea images hit the web

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Along with American tours and transfer rumors, April brings a slew of “leaked” Premier League kits for next season.

How Manchester United will look back in Adidas has been of much interest to many uniform buffs, and perhaps we have our first glimpse of that with the above and below images.

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Sharp and simple, the away and third shirts are theoretically here for your perusal (we haven’t seen a red yet, but if it’s the inverse of the white it should be a solid design).

Footyheadlines.com also has a leak of potential Chelsea shirts for next season, with some sharp red trip moving in on both home and road shirts. The white and blue will be welcome by those with disdain for the alternate color kits that’ve been a recent Chelsea staple (There’s, of course, a black option as well). Here’s the white with new sponsor Yokohama:

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New York City FC rolls out jet black road jersey; How’d they do?

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On the heels of their home uniform looking, well, a lot like fellow City Football Group team Manchester City, the New York City Football Club rolled out road uniforms that dare to be a lot more different.

There’s a bit of a Serie A feel to the jet black uniforms with five black stripes and mostly City blue writing. There’s also some orange in the mix as well.

These will be hot in the summer. But are they hot now? What do you think?

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MLS to include fan faces on jerseys during August of next season

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They say the crest on the front is more important than the name on the back, but what does that mean for faces inside the numbers?

Major League Soccer will have a unique promotion for season ticket holders in August of 2015. Specially-selected fans will get to upload an image of their face to be used inside of the players’ uniform numbers for a month next season.

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These fans will also get to choose where their photo goes inside of the individual numeral (I’ll go at the crux of the number 7, thanks).

From our friends at Soccerly:

Fans will have the opportunity to customize jerseys and additional merchandise with these special numbers at their club’s official stadium store.

MLS will be the first league to utilize this platform, which is provided by Playing2. The Mexican National Team, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are among several teams in other countries that have used this platform to bring their fans closer to the game.

Specific details of individual MLS clubs’ activation of this unique program will be released by the clubs in the near future.

No reason not to do fan-inclusive things like this, really. Here’s hoping fans get creative with their shots, though. Huge smiles, angry scowls and eyebrow antics are all encouraged by this writer.