Minnesota United FC kick off their fourth MLS season next Sunday at the Portland Timbers. Last season’s US Open Cup finalists will wear new home jersey based on adidas’ 1990s-inspired EQT design for their 2020 season.
Available at World Soccer Shop, Lovell Soccer, Pro:Direct Soccer, UK Soccer Shop and Kitbag, the new Minnesota United primary shirt is called “The Wing Kit” by the club. The kit’s most prominent feature is a large tonal print of a loon wing on its front.
According to the club: Taking flight on a sweeping loon’s wing, the kit echoes the past while forging a new connection with current and future fans. Featuring a dark grey jersey with MNUFC wing printed on the front, the club slogan of “Forever United” is featured on the inside neck tape for fans and players to see when putting on the jersey. The loon from the center of the crest is also on the back of the collar near the neck as a raised 3D transfer.
When MNUFC was founded, one of its main goals was to pull together the threads of professional soccer from the last four decades in the state, from the Kicks to the Strikers to the Thunder to the Stars.
With the 2020 Wing Kit, that now includes the some of the team’s own threads, evoking the Loons’ time in the NASL and the team’s early, fervent supporters.
Photo Credits: Minnesota United FC and Major League Soccer.