Look, it’s not like I didn’t try to get a peak at the 2013 Battery jersey (or, in British English, “shirt”). It’s just that the Battery front office is being very secretive about their new Nike jersey with the SPARC logo on the front of it.
Even tried begging.
So apparently we’re just going to have to wait until Friday afternoon to get a look at the new Nike jersey with the SPARC logo on the front of it. Along with just about everybody else.
From what we’re told by people who’ve already seen it, the switch to Nike from Umbro in 2013 is apparently an upgrade. The new kit is supposed to have the Battery logo screened into the actual fabric, rather than sewn on or heat-treated to the surface. The yellow apparently has a bit more of a gold tint to it, too. But the overall design is described as being a modern update to the traditional black and gold stripe kit fans associate with the team.
Kit mania isn’t a common ailment in Charleston. Yet. But with MLS launching its first “Jersey Week” promotion later this month, and with entire sites devoted to “kit leaks,” and with actual club owners getting in on the act, we suspect it’s just a matter of time.
The club will unveil the new shirts at Friday’s press lunch in advance of the Carolina Challenge Cup. We’ll be there with a camera.