The Columbus Crew unveil MLS’s ugliest kit for 2016


Remember a couple hours ago when I implied that NYCFC’s new kit wasn’t all that good looking? Well, I take it back. It’s gorgeous compared to the abomination the Columbus Crew just unveiled.

The kit is based on Columbus’ flag, which itself looks like the product of crappy MS Paint artistry.

The photo above gives a good overall view on the ocular assault this kit presents, but to fully appreciate the nuance of its horror, you need to see the shirt in greater detail.


I’m comfortable branding this as an ugly kit. That said, ugly kits are great (as long as they’re not being worn by your club). People talk about ugly kits way more than they talk about average or even good ones.

This will probably be Columbus’ most talked about kit ever. Some people will like it, some will wear it ironically, and at the end of the day it will serve its purpose: to clothe the players, make them identifiable, and sell some shaving cream.


  1. jon says:

    This might just lead to a severe case of on-pitch visual confusion/revulsion/nausea on the opposing players’ side and result in columbus winning the mls cup, I see what their game is…
    Is this an away kit? If not, there’s a horrible chance that this kit AND new NYCFC away kit will feature in the same match resulting in mass blindness and hysteria in Columbus and New York D:

  2. Jacob says:

    I somehow missed the bandwagon on this hideousness of this kit. At worse, it’s just “meh.” No way this gets into the quality tier as the new Vancouver and KC designs, but this isn’t that bad. That stupid concentric waves jersey for NYCFC is by FAR the more terrible design.

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