Defending English Premier League Champions Manchester City FC have launched their 2018/19 Nike away kit. The new Citizens shirt will be on sale at World Soccer Shop, Kitbag, Subside Sports, Lovell Soccer, Pro:Direct Soccer and UK Soccer Shop in Nike Vapor Match (play issue) and Stadium (fan replica) versions.
The 2018/19 away kit for Manchester City harks back to two decades ago, when the 1998/99 squad won what many consider as the most important game in the club’s history, and sparked the modern-day revival of its winning ways.
The dark blue shirt with field blue and yellow pin stripes down the front and back recall the Man City away shirt for a playoff final against Gillingham.
After being down 2-0 at the end of normal time, City scored two dramatic injury-time goals and later won the match on penalties, taking them back up to old Division One. Volt-colored socks with a dark blue band around the shin completes the fresh look for the Premier League champions.
Alongside the Manchester City players in their preseason match against Liverpool, four original participants from the youth City in the Community program in New York City modled the new alternate kit in Times Square.
These four kids found greater opportunities in football after Manchester City dedicated a rooftop pitch at their Harlem-based school, Lexington Academy, in 2010.
The Manchester City Football Club 18/19 home jersey was unveiled at the end of last season. An orange third shirt is expected from Nike soon.