Orlando Pride secondary jersey review
Updated: Jun 10
Today the Orlando Pride released their secondary jersey for the 2020 season. The initial review was scheduled for the 2nd June, but was correctly pushed back so as not to clash with vital Black Lives Matter protests in the city. Following popular reveals by the Chicago Red Stars and the Portland Thorns, the Pride were under pressure to match the efforts of their rivals.
Now, anyone who knows me will tell you I'm a fashion expert... LOL. I am not, but I am partial to a good football kit! So without further adue let's take a look at the Pride's latest jersey....
Here's what I like about it:
It pays homage to the area
It pays homage to the fans, notably the Black Swans Drinking Club
Personally, I have always struggled with white kits. The first white kit, I've really liked was City's secondary jersey for this season. Like the Heart and Sol jersey, the Plume contains a subtle nod to the area. It's perhaps a little more intimate, in that it directly references the city of Orlando. Whereas the Heart and Sol jersey was more representative of the state of Florida as a whole.
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This jersey really ties the two themes together nicely. You have the black swan feather just above the hem of the shirt. This is a tasteful nod to the Black Swans Drinking Club, a supporters group which has become so intertwined with the fabric of the team. I think to include a nod to them is absolutely fantastic. The swan feathers across the shoulders and sleeves are a lighter tone, and a subtle reference to the iconic swans of Lake Eola. There is certainly a common theme here.
Overall, I really like it. There's always a danger, that white jerseys can be a little drab and boring. This is anything but that. It's tasteful, it's not horribly garish and is very subtle in its design.
What do you think Pride fam?