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USL Top Five – Team Jerseys

By NICHOLAS MURRAY -, 03/31/17, 1:09PM EDT


Which club has the sharpest designs in the 2017 USL season?

One of the rites of preseason across the country is the unveiling of a club’s new uniforms for the upcoming season. We got with USL Graphic Designer Enrique Alvarado to pick out our five favorite looks for the new season.

No. 5 – OKC Energy FC (Home)

OKC Energy FC entered a landmark agreement with Under Armor this offseason, and the result was a distinctive green and white design for the club’s home kit that really stands out.

With Energy FC looking for its third consecutive berth in the USL Cup Playoffs this season, Head Coach Jimmy Nielsen will likely be hoping his side plays as sharply as their jerseys look.

No. 4 – Charlotte Independence (Home)

The Independence continued their partnership with adidas, and got a bold new design that incorporates all three of the club’s colors into a balanced and stylish look.

The introduction of the gold and white stripes down the front of the blue jersey are an excellent addition, and will have 2016 USL Most Valuable Player Finalist Enzo Martinez and his teammates looking good on the field all year as they pursue a second consecutive postseason berth.

No. 3 – Charleston Battery (Home)

The Charleston Battery’s iconic Black and Gold got a new look for the new season, with the traditional stripes making way for one of Nike’s more modern designs.

The colors are what make the jersey, though, with the Battery’s 25th season seeing the club enter its silver anniversary in the style its fans have become accustomed to.

No. 2 – San Antonio FC (Road)

San Antonio FC introduced its new road uniforms this offseason to big applause from its fans, and the Nike design with silver sleeves accompanying the white body brings shades fits perfectly into the Spurs Sports & Entertainment family of designs.

As it goes in pursuit of its first berth in the USL Cup Playoffs, SAFC will have a clean, fresh look for the new season.

No. 1 – Tampa Bay Rowdies (Home)

As iconic as the Battery’s Black and Gold have been to the USL over the past 25 years, the Green and Gold of the Tampa Bay Rowdies has been a mainstay in North American soccer for more than 40 years.

Nike’s hooped design – a play off the first iteration of the club’s hooped sleeves – fits perfectly with the tradition of the jersey, and is immediately recognizable by fans across the country.

Did we pick one of your favorite USL jerseys, or do you have another that you think is the best in the league? Let us know, and take part in National Crayon Day on Friday by downloading your favorite club’s template here and sharing your design with us on Social Media using the hashtag #USLCrayonDay over the weekend.

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