Updated: Jan 14
By Jonathan Slape (@JSlapeSSP), staff writer.
This Saturday, Nashville SC will officially unveil their home kit with a Jersey reveal party at Wildhorse Saloon (details can be found here).
However, fans caught an early glimpse of the jersey when it was leaked by Footy Headlines.
As we did when the crest was announced, we are going to take a look at the leaked jersey along with some fan created concepts.
The Real Deal
MLS jerseys are well known for being fairly simple and that trend continues with the Nashville SC home jersey. It features an all yellow ("electric gold") design with navy ("acoustic blue") accents and striping along with the Renasant Bank sponsor logo across the chest. It also features an inaugural season and tristar jock tag at the bottom.
Many fans may not be impressed with the design, but with the right shorts and socks it could end up being a clean, simple design. Personally, I am hoping for navy shorts and yellow socks. I don't love or hate the jersey, but feel a few simple changes could go along way, such as a subtle pattern or removing the octagon around the crest.
Some Slight Tweaks
These two come from reddit user u/ChristianRincon on the Nashville SC subreddit and are quite possibly my favorites.
I love that he removed the line under the Renasant logo and the octagon around the crest. The all yellow version looks pretty good, but the blue short version is my go to.
The Full Gambit
These concepts from designer JPereira include a home, away and third jersey (in reality, Nashville SC will not release a third jersey this season).
These designs were created before the the announcement of Renasant Bank as sponsor, but the home come pretty close to what Nashville will actually wear. I like the addition of more blue accents and dig the pattern on the home and away.
I am not a huge fan of the third jersey. It looks way too much like an LA Galaxy jersey.
Beer League Kits
I am not a huge fan of the sleeves and pattern on the home but absolutely love the all Navy and Red looks.
Home and Away
The final set of concepts come from @NSCKits on twitter.
The home jersey is based of the Regista 20 Adidas template and is possibly my least favorite of all of the home concepts. The sleeve design screams 90s screensaver and the blue paneling is a bit odd.
Let's talk about that away kit, though. The reverse coloring of the crest and removal of the octagon give it this really clean look. I know some people don't like the three shoulder stripes, but I'm a sucker for the retro vibes. It reminds me of some great 90s kits.
Check out their twitter feed for a few more concepts that didn't make the list.
How do you feel about the leaked jersey? Do you like some of the concepts better?
Love it or hate it, let us know on twitter and follow us for coverage of Nashville SC's jersey release event this Saturday, January 18. Tickets for the event can be reserved here.