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Here kit-ty, kit-ty…

I noticed the other day that Footyheadlines posted about the upcoming Nike 16-17 kit catalog and decided to take a look and see what could possibly be in the Rowdies future, assuming that 1) we stick with Nike this year and b) we don’t have something custom made from them. Here’s what I like from what they’re offering…

Home – I’m also assuming we’re going with something similar to last year’s full body hoops design, and there’s only one real option in the catalog:

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The big solid block on the back reminds me of the original FC Tampa Bay kit, which I wasn’t a huge fan of, but going full back with it might be a bit better.

Away: The all-gold strip we went with last year wasn’t the greatest, in my opinion, because it just looked like a gold version of the preseason/training shirt. Once I came up with “Come On You Boys In Banana” which let me make fun of two things at once, I became a bigger fan of it, but I wouldn’t mind seeing something different this year. A couple options in the catalog are: (in team colors, obvs)

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the sash

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the dipped sleeves
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the color blocks

I kind of like the sash, but the dipped sleeves (Yes, I’m making up these stupid names myself) is pretty cool too – what do you think?

Which away kit style do you prefer

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Third – we didn’t do a third shirt last year, so it’s probably doubtful there’s one this year, but you could take another of the above options to use as a third shirt as well, so I won’t bother redoing the pics and the poll again.

GK – Nike’s got a new GK design this year and I kind of dig it – I’m going with the neon green color this year but there’s a dark green option as well.

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There’s a couple other style options available at the link in the first paragraph – is there a design you like better?

Matthew Cox
Co-host of The Unused Substitutes podcast, web guy for TUS & NASLPulse, not a robot.
http://www.theunsubs.com