Minnesota United recently unveiled its new 2022/23 away jersey. The shirt is called the ‘Minnesota Night Kit’.
According to Minnesota United: Combined with the cool blue of the River Kit from 2021, the ‘Minnesota Night Kit’ puts black and blue front and center for Minnesota United for the team’s sixth year in MLS. Struck through with pinpricks of light like stars, the kit is the team’s first truly black kit and a reinforcement of our connection to the state as a place of natural wonder.
The kit features the state’s motto “L’Étoile du Nord” — French for “Star of the North” — on the neck tape, a reminder of Minnesota’s place as the northernmost state of the lower 48 and a beacon in the constellation Ursa Minor for travelers everywhere. Additionally, a six-pointed star, which has been a part of the team’s crest from the very beginning, is embossed in blue on the back of the neck.
“With the new ‘Minnesota Night Kit’, our uniforms will proudly reflect the colors that have been synonymous with Minnesota United since its inception. Our players will wear Minnesota Black and Blue,” said MNUFC CEO Shari Ballard. “We are also honored to work with the Environmental Initiative on its ‘Clean Air Minnesota’ project, and a portion of the sales proceeds of our new kit will go towards reducing air pollution in our community.”
Target returns as the primary kit partner and will continue to be featured on the front of the jerseys as they have since the club’s inaugural MLS season in 2017.
Photo Credits: Minnesota United, adidas and Major League Soccer