It’s been an offseason worth noting for New York’s first MLS club. The New York Red Bulls were a step away from the MLS Cup Final. The departures of Thierry Henry, Tim Cahill and manager Mike Petke among others came during the months away from the pitch. However, the Red Bulls will be looking to league leading goal scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips, who tallied 27 in 2014. Aided with newcomers Sacha Kljestan and Felipe Martins to aid other stars like Dax McCarty and Luis Robles, a vastly changed Red Bulls look to settle things on the pitch with a new home kit revealed Tuesday that pays homage to their history.
New York was one of the original ten clubs when MLS kicked off in 1996. Originally as the New York/New Jersey MetroStars and later just the MetroStars, the team has gone through 20 seasons of ups and downs. This new primary kit features red sleeves, a remarkable change from the usual blank white. The collar is red and has a v-neck style.
The neck stripe has a red and black striped pattern from the Metro days.
The back of the shirt has “EST. 1996” stitched into the collar.
The adidas three-stripes on the sleeves are white. The new MLS logos also seen on the sleeves are in red and white with navy trim and white outline.
The jersey features the “skyline” New York text at the jocktag, like in last season’s secondary kit, in red. The hem has a thick red stripe.
The back has the complete New York Red Bulls wordmark in red. It’ll be placed under the numbers.
The crest at the heart of the shirt has a lenticular effect.
The inside of the shirt has a silver tab with the message “Founding Team” with “20 Seasons 1996-2015” under it.
The kit will have a complete look with red shorts and white socks.
The 2015/16 New York Red Bulls home jersey is available at World Soccer Shop.