Austin FC jersey speculation for 2022 MLS season

As someone with a closet full of Verde, this Austin FC fan on Twitter read my mind as we get close to 2022 kickoff.

El Jerge [@my_mauricio] asked, “Everyone here on #austinfc Twitter is waiting for signings…I just wanna know when is @Adidas @mls @AustinFC dropping the 22/23 kits for this season.”

CCS retweeted the inquisitive kit man and quickly found some super fans that have done their homework on the subject. Here are our takeaways of the convo.

  • Expect a new AWAY kit to drop for 2022
  • It will be unveiled in January
  • No changes to the HOME kit for 2022, but it will get a redesign in 2023

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Austin FC third kit

Austin FC fans could also see the club’s first-ever third jersey in the near future.

After doing away with alternate kits in 2017, MLS allowed some clubs to bring back a third jersey in 2021—according to Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson, the threshold for a club to get a third kit is to sell 100,000 jerseys. (In 2021, only Atlanta United created a third kit.)

Seeing all the Verde & Black jerseys around ATX, the club surely reached that mark. A recent Forbes SportsMoney story corroborated our hypothesis.

“The passionate fan base also helped the club have the highest merchandise sales in MLS this season, as well as setting the single-day record for jersey sales with the inaugural jersey launch on November 18, 2020.”

Michael LoRé, Forbes (November 30, 2021)

MLS clubs can be more creative with alternate jerseys—not limited to a team’s standard colors. Perfect for those matches at Q2 last season when the bright verde of Austin FC blended too closely to the visiting green of other clubs.

What would your Austin FC third kit design look like?

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