Seven of the eight Canadian Premier League sides showed off their 2020 home kits on Thursday night.
Expansion side Atletico Ottawa are yet to unveil their highly-anticipated threads, which will almost certainly be red-and-white horizontal stripes like their parent club Atletico Madrid.
Here’s a breakdown of all the 2020 home kits thus far, in order of where the clubs finished last season in the standings. To see all of the 2019 kits, click here.
What do you think of the kits? Which one’s your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.
The six horizontal stripes on @ForgeFCHamilton's 2020 @MacronSports Home Kit represents the club's six regional municipalities who have inspired Forge's new look#CanPL l #WeAreHome l @TimHortons pic.twitter.com/C3RcjCmcpc— CanPL (@CPLsoccer) February 28, 2020
Starting things off with the champions, Forge FC. Forge have gone with a predominantly orange kit, with six darker orange stripes to represent the six communities in and around Hamilton—Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Hamilton and Stoney Creek.
They are also the first team to have the gold CPL badge on their arm, showing that they’re the reigning North Star Shield winners.
Cavalry have brought back their popular white sash, honouring Lord Strathcona’s Horse regiment uniform from their inaugural home kit, just in a different form. This year’s design features horizontal stripes, and the base colour is a darker red, compared to last year’s kit which was a bit more orange.
The Nine Stripes have again gone with exactly that—nine stripes. Last year, they were nine horizontal stripes, but this year they’ve gone with nine vertical ones, one for each of the nine municipalities in York Region—Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Georgina, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, and King.
The Eddies are celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2020, and have gone with a clean— although, somewhat simple—design. They also become the first team to change shirt sponsors, as they’ve gone from OneSoccer in 2019 to Swoop in 2020, which is an airline based (ironically) in Calgary.
Pacific FC, who have a great colour scheme to work with, have gone with a predominantly purple kit again, “inspired by Vancouver Island’s Sunset & the Island’s Star Fish”. It’s covered in stars and has a gradient pattern to symbolize the sunset.
I'm not really sure why they've gone with a double collar (and why it's more predominant on one side), but Valour's 2020 home kit is another one celebrating a milestone. 2020 is Manitoba's 150th year as a Canadian province, and on the back of the kit is the number 150 beside an outline of "The Golden Boy", a famous statue at the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg.
#ComeSingWithUs @HFXWanderersFC's 2020 @MacronSports Home Kit incorporates the city's love for music into the jersey's design with a soundwave inspired by the song "Barrett's Privateers" #CanPL l #WeAreHome l @VWcanada pic.twitter.com/oD7w73sNKz— CanPL (@CPLsoccer) February 27, 2020
HfFX Wanderers have honoured one of the East Coast's famous tunes—"Barrett's Privateers" by Stan Rogers—with a soundwave of the song across the front of their kit.
They are also one of the multiple teams to use a gradient design on their kit.