One of the biggest sources of excitement for fans of MLS clubs is the release of new kits. Each year, teams announce one new kit, either home or away, and alternate between the two each season. For instance, New York City FC’s current away kit — dubbed the “Gotham Kit” was announced prior to the 2020 season, while their current home trim — the championship-winning “Bronx Blue” —was announced prior to the 2021 season. That means that ahead of the 2022 season, NYCFC is due to announce a new away kit.
The current “Gotham kit” has been somewhat polarizing. Though it isn’t ugly per se, many supporters of NYCFC have been underwhelmed by it. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that the Bronx Blues faithful are expecting something much more memorable and striking this season.
And if recent leaks are to be believed, things are looking pretty good!
A recent leak suggests NYCFC will wear an orange away kit in 2022
Footy Headlines is among the most reliable sources of kit leaks in the game. Quite often, they seem to have inside knowledge of what a kit will look like well in advance of its formal announcement. And this year has been no different.
In a post released this past Wednesday, Footy Headlines revealed the alleged color scheme of the soon-to-be-announced NYCFC kit. Though the kit itself isn’t shown, the leak does include the color palette for both the kit and the logos on it. If the leak is to be believed, NYCFC fans will be treated to something they’ve wanted for a while — an orange kit!
To date, orange has always been present in NYCFC’s color scheme. However, there have been kits that omit the color entirely, such as the 2018 away kit that even removed the orange from the team’s badge. The original 2015 away kit featured slight orange accents and the polarizing 2016 “Hypno Kit” featured orange logos and numbers (the Youth Academy teams also wore orange shorts with this kit for a spell). However, to date, NYCFC hasn’t given orange a chance to be the featured color of any of their kits.
Alas, that looks like it will change in 2022. Also, a silver championship star on an orange kit sounds quite fire!
Last month, NYCFC supporters group The Third Rail announced its scarf for the 2022 season. In past seasons, TR scarves typically match up with that year’s new kit. As shown below, the scarf does contain a generous amount of orange in it. It is, however, equally shared by navy blue.
Of course, we won’t know all the details until the kit is formally announced or leaked prematurely, so here’s hoping news comes soon than later on that front.