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Uni Watch News Ticker for June 26, 2023

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Today in the Ticker: It’s almost peak new soccer shirt season, an MLB player wears the wrong cap, and more.



  • The Nationals are giving away a T-shirt based on their home run wig on July 5. (From William F. Yurasko)
  • Padres OF Juan Soto wore the wrong cap yesterday. (From multiple readers)


  • The Korea Baseball Organization’s Kia Tigers are wearing one-off jerseys for a “Ramsar Day” on Thursday, referring to the treaty that protects wetlands. (From Jeremy Brahm)



  • Reprinted from Friday’s comments: The Alouettes revealed their alternate uniform. (From Wade Heidt)



  • The Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Vancouver Bandits debuted an Indigenous-designed jersey yesterday. (From Wade Heidt)
  • Reader Ed Żelaski sends us a picture from the Fort Pulaski museum in Georgia of a fort basketball team from 1936. At the time of the picture the fort was undergoing a preservation effort by New Deal agencies after being used during the Civil War.


  • In MLS, D.C. United wore black armbands that were hard to see over black shirts in memory of inaugural president/GM Kevin Payne on Saturday. They also gave a framed No. 96 shirt, referencing MLS’s first season, to his family.


  • Austria: New first shirt for Rapid Wien.
  • England: A Luton Town fan promised his dad in 2003 or so — when Luton were in the men’s third or fourth tier — that he’d get the club crest tattooed on his head if Luton ever made it to the Premier League. They now have, and he kept his promise.
  • England: New first shirt for Preston North End of the men’s Championship.
  • England: English rapper Aitch wore Manchester United’s new first shirt, which hasn’t been released yet, on stage at this weekend’s Glastonbury Festival. If you’re interested, there’s also a Twitter account that posts pictures of people wearing soccer shirts at the festival.
  • Germany: New second shirt for Greuther Fürth of the men’s 2. Bundesliga.
  • Germany: Two new shirts for Energie Cottbus of the men’s fourth tier. (From Ed Żelaski)
  • Reader Blake Jackson noticed that Haiti’s men’s team is outfitted by the Colombian company Saeta, which doesn’t outfit any other countries, at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. “How many national teams have a single maker like that?” he asks. At the last Olympics, Sweden’s women’s team were outfitted by Uniqlo, which does Sweden’s Olympic and Paralympic teams but nothing else in team sports that I’m aware of. The Irish teams’ new manufacturer, Castore, also doesn’t work with any other countries but outfits soccer clubs as well as national teams in other sports.
  • Scotland: New first shirts for Motherwell of both top tiers and Dunfermline Athletic of the men’s second tier.
  • Turkey: Four (!) new shirts for Trabzonspor of both top tiers.
Grab Bag
  • It’s NAIDOC (National Aboriginals and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week in Australia starting next weekend, which means some Australian Football League men’s teams will dig back out their Indigenous designs. One doing so is Greater Western Sydney.
  • “Not uni related, but a visually interesting read” on Michelin’s travel guides, says G.J. Marmet.
Comments (10)

    Interesting to see Terry Bradshaw in a Steelers uniform with white pants. I wonder if that was a preseason matchup.

    Never liked that look.

    Now, if they’d kept their early-60s gold stripe with black trim, I’d be fine with that.
    But the gold pants are even better.

    Something else worth adding to the ticker: the Atlantic League team from Frederick, MD announced their new name and uniforms this weekend. They’re now the “Spire City Ghost Hounds.”


    Premier League gets most of the attention in the United States but people really should know how whimsical the names of clubs in Scotland are. Motherwell, Hibernian, Queen of the South. Best is probably Heart of Midlothian. SPFL is basically like if Middle Earth had a football league.

    As a fan of the Houston Texans uniforms, I like the Alouettes alt…it’s a great color and the sleeve cuffs/collar work…but I do find the shoulder striping off-putting/unnecessary.
    Wish they’d stick with 1 set of pants – but I wish that for just about every football team.

    I love this line from the Flyers design process article:
    “…they (“they “= the jersey advertisers) chose a shade and hue (called “process blue”) that works with the burnt orange. It stands out without clashing.”

    One of the things I like about the new Flyers jerseys is that the shoulder stripes/yokes take up the entirety of the bubbly shoulder fabric of the Adidas template. It always bothered me that the old shoulder stripe ran down the middle of that piece of fabric, with the base jersey color on either side of that piece. It looked tacked on (which I guess it sort of was).

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