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Atlanta United, who kick off in the MLS next season, debuted their jersey design this week. Where does the AC Milan influenced kit rank in MLS?

At a promotional event, Atlanta United, revealed their first ever kit design. The heavily AC Milan-influenced jersey it however unique in the MLS and fits in well with the cities colors.

There is no escaping that the sponsor logo definitely takes away from the kit’s look, but thus is the world of soccer. But the iconic red and black vertical stripes,  and crest combine for a very sharp jersey. Atlanta’s massive early season ticket holds will surely translate into rapid jersey sales.

With the release that got us thinking, the MLS doesn’t have a ton of iconic kit designs. So where does this Atlanta one fall in the rankings? They definitely have the hype video portion of the process down.

Upon first impressions, this kit falls into 5th place, with the chance to raise based on on-field performance of the team. If Atlanta is 5th, who are the top four?

#4 – New York Red Bulls

The energy drink giants logo is well known across the MLS and even in the stadium seats design. No MLS Cups yet, but a stand out kit in the league.

#3 – Portland Timbers

The dark green of the northwest team is color they hold on their own across the MLS. Timber Joey and a great home environment help build on the strength of this design.

#2 – LA Galaxy

The white jersey is probably just as well know, but the Galaxy jersey is the MLS standard across the world because of one man – David Beckham. He completely transformed the MLS and dominated jersey sales with this iteration.

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#1 – Seattle Sounders

The Rave Green of Seattle has got to be in the top spot. Unique in color, coordinates with other Seattle teams, and helped by the army of 40,000+ who attend each home match.

Even with that ugly logo, the solid black and red stripes are a great look in the soccer world and welcome to the league. It is clearly ahead of the curve across America, where so many jersey are still quite basic or not appropriately tied to their city. The MLS shop has a men’s, women’s, long sleeve, and youth options available.

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