You may have noticed already that I am obsessed with team jerseys. I like to see unique colors and designs implemented into MLS teams’ colors and jerseys. That being said, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for any news as to what On Goal will do with their first opportunity putting together the Wizards’ jerseys since taking over in late 2006.
I have reason to believe the Wizards will use some combination of the colors above in the 2008 jerseys. If you have not noticed yet almost every MLS team has an advertisement on their homepage for 2008 season tickets. Each of these advertisements uses the team’s official colors except one. That is right, the Wizards advertisement uses colors we’ve never seen on Wizards jersey before: the two shades of blue, yellow and white seen above. The yellow we already know has been shown to Jose Burciaga Jr and others earlier in the season and the new shades of blue go along with often spoken of (at least among fans) two shades of blue. I took these suspicions to a few people who may know and I was given very elusive responses leading me to believe there really is something to this.
My personal belief is that we will see a home jersey using the blue on the far right as the primary color and an away jersey with the yellow as the primary color, or that our away jersey will once again be white with a third jersey using the yellow. I’m hoping for all three jerseys, it would be a bold move of On Goal to give us three jerseys- something that is common in Europe and yet has never been done with the Wizards before.
Having said this, it is common knowledge that there will be a re-branding of the team in 2010 (or whenever) when they move into their new stadium (God-willing in Banister). Which makes adding colors to the team for two seasons an odd decision, yet one I personally applaud in spite of my pulling for green to be added rather than yellow. Do you like these colors? Does it bother you that they are so similar to the new Galaxy colors?
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