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News in Brief: MNUFC Kits Revealed, Looning Around Town, and More

by on 20 February 2017

MNUFC kits revealed

Players model the 2017 Minnesota United kits at the unveiling on Friday, Feb. 17 in Minneapolis. Photo by Jeremy Olson – www.digitalgopher.com

The biggest news of the weekend was the big reveal of what Minnesota United players will be wearing on the pitch this year. A large crowd gathered at the Machine Shop in Minneapolis to see the lineup of players sporting the home, away, and keeper kits. There won’t be a third kit produced this year.

The design leaked Thursday proved to be accurate. That kit — gray with a blue sash — will be donned by players primarily at home, while away games will be played in white with blue-striped, gray shoulders. Keepers will be wearing sky blue head to toe. All versions of the uniform bear the Target bullseye without the sponsor’s name.

As previously reported by FiftyFive.One, the wing design beloved by fans was not available this year due to the short turn-around time after the club officially joined MLS in August. “It was a scramble to get even what we got, which I’m really impressed with how it looks,” said Minnesota United President Nick Rogers on Friday. “To do a fully customized kit with Adidas, there’s a much longer timeline. So to do something with the wing, that’s something for the future, but it’s something we haven’t ruled out.”

Jerseys were available for purchase at the event and are available for pre-order online with an estimated ship date of April 5.

Looning around town

Over the weekend, Minnesota United popped up at iconic Minneapolis locations with free merchandise: first on the Stone Arch bridge and then at Minnehaha Falls.

The effort got off to a… bumpy start with the mannequin used to model the new jersey left a little exposed.

I, for one, am really glad to see this kind of fun outreach before the home opener. Can’t wait to see how it continues. The club is planning on continuing this daily leading up to the home opener on March 12, so keep an eye on the team’s twitter page. Happy hunting.

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  • Scott Demeranville

    I’m glad they are out giving away scarfs, and I hope they do it in many more locations. Today they were in downtown St Paul in the morning (gone before lunchtime from what I can tell), on a rainy day, on President’s Day. They could have picked a better time and a better day.