There it is. The very first shirt that New York City FC will wear as an actual team. We'll have reaction from our writers, as well as supporters, in a bit, but we wanted to post a nice, clean, shot of the shirt for everyone's benefit.
The club's official breakdown goes into great detail about the shirt's elements. The back neck tape inside the shirt has a call-back to the original Helvetica wordmark of the club, used in its announcement back on May 21, 2013.
The shirt features the new MLS crest, in the club's official colors, which we've learned are "City Blue" and "Obsidian Blue". The shirt also has the inaugural season logo as a jock tag. Here's what that logo looks like as a standby:
On the shirt, it actually looks pretty decent:
According to the club, the logo is "inspired by classic subway mosaics seen throughout the underground stations in New York City." Hard to go wrong with that, especially since the club badge was also inspired by subway iconography.
The club's sporting director, Claudio Reyna, was enthusiastic in his assessment of the shirt: "We are delighted with the look and feel of our first home uniform, which we hope our fans will love as much as we do. Presenting it for the first time makes us even more excited about our first season in MLS and seeing our team wearing it on the field."
If you want to purchase the shirt, you can through the club store. The shirts will ship on December 3rd, and can be purchased at area Modell's stores starting December 5th -- just in time for the holiday season. They will also be available at the three area Upper 90 stores, located in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Long Island.