Philadelphia Union unveil “For U’ 2022 home kit
The Philadelphia Union are set host Minnesota United F.C. during their home opener next Saturday, February 26th. Today, they have finally unveiled their 2022 home kit.
A few weeks back, there were some rumors of the upcoming design, with a mockup created by Footy Headlines. Their mockup was pretty accurate, but the final design had some minor changes that made the kit go from just okay to arguably the best in team history.
Instead of their usual matte look, the Union implemented a shiny gold look, making the jersey pop quite well. The dull gold was okay, but this new metallic finish is beautiful.
Philadelphia is dubbing the new uniform the “For U” kit and said this during their recent press release.
“Philadelphia Union today unveiled its 2022 “For U” primary kit, featuring a revitalized new look that pays homage to the early days of the Union. The kit, once again designed with the help of the fan-based Creators’ Collective, includes details reflective of the city and the fans. As with jerseys past, it continues to highlight the club’s roots with blue and gold design details throughout and a prominent vertical stripe, reminiscent of the club’s inaugural jersey.”
The best addition to their kit has to be the baby blue vertical stripe on the chest, highlighted by gold borders. It’s the same stripe that was featured on Philadelphia’s inaugural uniform and helps celebrate the club’s history.
What makes this uniform so great is how it came to fruition. Philadelphia worked with their fan base to help put together their home uniform over several years to make sure they got everything right.
“The Union Creators’ Collective, or UCC, was once again at the forefront of the conception of the 2022 kit. The UCC was established in 2019 and is made up of season ticket holders, Sons of Ben members, Union super fans, members of the media, and Union employees. This group met multiple times over the course of two years to participate in every step of the jersey design process, including building and creating the creative brief that went to Adidas, giving feedback to concepts and art, and reviewing samples well before launch.”
Philadelphia will debut the new design when they host Minnesota United F.C. during their home opener next Saturday, February 26th.