Man United, Liverpool release new kits

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By DAN KARELL

There’s no better sign that the start of the English Premier League season is just a few weeks away with clubs debuting their new kits.

Both Manchester United and Liverpool released new uniforms on Monday morning, with Man United sporting a home kit adorned with new club sponsor Chevrolet while Liverpool chose to replace last year’s third kits with a new version.

Man United’s home uniform features an all-red jersey with white collars on the neck and arms, as well as one button at the top of the jersey. On the inside of the back collar, there is a message that reads “Youth, Courage, Greatness,” representing the club’s values. The uniform also features white shorts and black socks.

For Liverpool, their new third uniform features a black kit with grey horizontal stripes down the length of the uniform, as well as a sash from the right shoulder down to the left hip featuring contrasting red and black stripes. The kit also has black socks and black shorts.

Both clubs will debut the new kits in the USA. Man United will wear their kits when they take on the LA Galaxy on July 23 at the StubHub Center and Liverpool will show off their new kit against Olympiakos at Soldier Field on July 27.

Here’s a look at more pictures from the kit launch (after the jump):

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What do you think of these kits? Like the look? Do you plan on purchasing one?

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47 Responses to Man United, Liverpool release new kits

  1. formerlyanonymous says:

    Those Liverpool kits are atrocious. Hoops + Sash is always a terrible decision.

    • Marcelo Balboa's Mustache says:

      Better than last year’s 3rd kit. This is just just ugly, not ridiculously, absurdly ugly.

    • KingGoogleyEye says:

      I didn’t mind it until I saw the tucked-in version.

    • Tru Dat says:

      For the second year in a row, they will have to “walk alone” with these kits.

  2. Nick says:

    HA HA!! they’re going to hate the Man U sponsor.

    • The Imperative Voice says:

      That was better suited to the Moyes season, metaphorically, key slips out of ignition and team loses power, shocking accident results. For the Van Gaal era it’s almost contradictory.

  3. JayAre says:

    These are some of the most hideous jerseys I’ve ever seen.

  4. reignman says:

    The best kit I’ve seen for next year is Roma’s, the away kit is a thing of beauty. link to pbs.twimg.com

  5. Steve says:

    That Chevy logo may actually prevent people from buying Chevy’s. Does not look good.

  6. Tom says:

    I think the senior high mucketry muck for GM publicity and advertising already lost his job last year over this whole sponsorship thing. Let’s hope MU does better with that badge than the Cobalt ignition system.

  7. Yankeedom says:

    Stupid question but does Chevrolet really have that much of a consumer impact in the UK, to be the MU sponsor?
    I figured Chevrolet was only popular in the US.

    • Idaho Brian says:

      I suspect Chevrolet isn’t sponsoring Manchester United with the goal to sell more cars in the UK. Their goal is to have their logo attached to one of the most marketable teams in the world…which will have a much broader impact.

    • Hopper says:

      Chevy sells cars all over the world, not just the US.

    • HoboMike says:

      Chevrolet actually pulled out of the European market

      Awwwkward.

      • Jay says:

        Not really. The biggest viewer numbers of the EPL are in China. Who are the fastest buyers of cars right now in th e world the Chinese. Makes perfect sense.

      • chris says:

        They are still selling Corvette and Camaro in Europe

    • The Imperative Voice says:

      Opel?

      • Matt in Bk says:

        This sponsorship is a joke. GM may have closed its Chevy operations in Europe to focus on Opel, but that “focus” includes a controversial closing of the Opel plant in Bochum, Germany, at a cost of USD 866 mn. The closing affects more than 3,000 workers too.

        So, it’s a negative IMO.

  8. bryan says:

    awful

  9. Stinky Pete says:

    Kit sponsors are why I will never by a club jersey. I’ll be damned if I am going to pay an insane amount of money for shirt and then walk around as a free advertising board for some global corporation. They just make jersey’s look ugly. I know there is prestige with having a kit sponsor and the club makes a lot of money…yada yada yada….but I just don’t like it. National team jersey’s are better if only for the fact that they don’t force fans into walking around with some BS corporation logo on the front of the shirt. And don’t get me started on all the sponsor logos on ligaMX jerseys…. (look like NASCAR).

    • Increase says:

      I always find it odd that English fans care so much about the name of their stadium not being sponsor but are happy to Plaster a logo larger than their team crest on a shirt.

      • the NFL and NBA are exploring sponsored jerseys…historically, the USA hasnt had them in major sports because of the TV Commericals, which Soccer lacks during gameplay and they supplement sponsorship via Kits and the Ads all round the pitch…

        its really only a matter of time…

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        • Stinky Pete says:

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  10. Tom says:

    Vauxhall! That’s what I was expecting.

  11. Tony in Quakeland says:

    Did Liverpool lose a bet?

  12. Chicago Josh says:

    Fugly. And those collar snaps are terrible.

    • bb says:

      I know right. Did anyone notice the US players fixing their jersey collars during the WC? What is the point, why even have the collar in the first place. And no one is going to have their jersey buttoned up either, Gerrard looks like he feels awkward.

      Besides the fact that they’re combining the sash with hoops, but the sash goes from hip to armpit instead of the shoulder, it looks like it was a mistake. Ultimately someone is in charge of this. Who approved this jersey?

  13. JakeTheSnake says:

    It wouldn’t look so gaudy and awful if Chevy logo was white….the full color logo with gold make it stand out so much and it looks hideous.

    • JakeTheSnake says:

      Not that I would buy a ManU jersey to begin with, but you couldn’t pay me to wear something like that….I’m embarassed for ManU players having to wear something so hideous.

      If my MLS team had that gaudy of a jersey sponsor, there’s no way I’d buy it.

    • David JS says:

      I was just thinking this. The Chevrolet logo and name wouldn’t look SO bad if it just fit the color scheme instead of overpowering it.

  14. Quit whining about soccer in the US says:

    Good Lord.

    I came to read about the weekend in MLS. Ives please come back !!!

  15. Alex says:

    I actually want to buy the man utd kit purely because of thr chevy logo…’Merica!

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    • bottlcaps says:

      You would think both of these new sponsors will receive a fair share of heckling from it opponents fans. What with Chevy and GM recalls and the famous Chevy catchphrase also has been ofern linked to missed sitters,,,”Like a rock”..

      And lets not forget Monty Python’s hilarious spoof on chartered accountants”

      “It’s fun to charter an accountant,
      And sail the wide accountan-cy.
      To find, explore the funds offshore,
      And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
      It can be manly in insurance.
      We’ll up your premium semi-anually.
      It’s all tax-deductible,
      We’re fairly incorruptible.
      We’re sailing on the wide accountan-cy.”

      Of course you can bet tour bottom dollar that the lyrics will be altered to reflect other teams feelings towards Liverpool (and Chartered Accountants)

  17. dude says:

    I think the Liverpool unis are quite cool and stylish. It’s like someone actually thought about it instead of doing paint-by-number.

    Wow, Chevy on a soccer shirt. The world sure has changed over the last 50 years…

  18. dude says:

    the whining around here makes it seem like a scrapbooking convention or grandmas haggling over teacozies

  19. Jarvis Victory says:

    Steven Gerrard has an epic amount of forearm hair…. unless that is part of the kit