Just a day after Portland Timbers became MLS Cup champions, Major League Soccer and adidas have revealed the new official match ball for the 2016 season. Retaining the name from its predecessor, Nativo is inspired by the three pilars of soccer: club, country and community; elements from the Canadian and U.S. National Flags are present on the design: maple leaf and stars and stripes combined with red and blue colors.
Commissioner Don Garber’s signature of approval is placed on the surface, as well as the MLS, adidas and FIFA quality check logos.
Six identical panels are placed in total symmetry, featuring an updated textured surface to improve control and accuracy.
adidas MLS Nativo 2016 match ball is available for purchase at World Soccer Shop.