The new Major League Soccer season starts on February 25, but it looks like some retailers have gotten a head start as photos of leaked new kits for 2023 have started popping up online.
The biggest leak came on Wednesday when Twitter account @Maillots_FC posted photos of three new replica MLS kits out on retail sale racks before their official launch. These included an away kit for Inter Miami, a home kit for Atlanta United and an away kit for defending MLS Cup champions Los Angeles Football Club.
Atlanta United‘s home jersey takes the emphasis the club has placed on black in recent home kits and shifts it to red. The mostly red jersey has two vertical black stripes down the front, mimicking what’s found in the club’s crest. Gold trim is found on the collar, the shoulder stripes and a stripe that runs down the sides and across the back hem.
Atlanta United will officially launch their new home kit on February 15 during a preseason match against Liga MX side Club Deportivo Toluca.
Meanwhile, the leaked Inter Miami photo shows a predominantly black kit with pink trim and sponsor logos. Tonal black hoops run across the front, with each hoop containing an embossed wave pattern.
The photo of Los Angeles Football Club‘s purported new away kit shows a shirt with a light green base and darker olive green Adidas shoulder stripes. Diagonal green lines on the front and sleeves form a swirling abstract pattern. The “LA” monogram from the club’s main crest has been lifted out of its shield and placed on the left chest in black. Sponsor logos and the stripes down the side and across the back hem appear to be black.
LAFC’s crosstown rivals LA Galaxy are also due for a new away kit this year, and a purported leak popped up on Reddit earlier this week. The photo shows a teal kit with yellow striping on the shoulders, sides and back hem — a color scheme reminiscent of the club’s early days in MLS. The collar features a teal, yellow and red zigzag pattern inspired by the flag of the City of Los Angeles. The crest is rendered in teal and yellow.
All four leaked kits appear to be replica versions due to the missing championship stars above the Galaxy and Atlanta United crests and the missing Adidas authentic jock tags.
Also, while there’s no photo of the kit yet, Footy Headlines is reporting that the Seattle Sounders‘ new away kit for 2023 will be predominantly red, with black applications.