The New England Revolution, along with the rest of the teams in Major League Soccer, unveiled their new kits for the upcoming 2020 season in New York City on Wednesday -- and they are gorgeous.
"I think the fans are really going to like it and enjoy it," said Teal Bunbury, according to revolutionsoccer.net.
The Revs are throwing it back with an updated version of the classic look they sported in 1996, calling it "The Original," and they had a little help with the reveal from former player Alexi Lalas.
You never forget your first. Honor to rep @NERevolution at #FORWARD25. 25 yrs on...seems like yesterday. Foxboro Stadium, Krafts, Stapleton, Mama Kim, Brandeis, Avalon, Burns, Babson, Naveda, Pour House, Welton, Middle East, Aunger, The Rat, Sawatzky, Chrono, Baba, Keegan & more. pic.twitter.com/kclaGELtr6— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) February 6, 2020
The red shorts, in particular, bring the whole kit together -- adding more color than in previous years. The only year New England wore red shorts as part of the kit was during the 1996 season. Bringing them back has made the current team reflect on how important it is to respect the history of the MLS.
"I think our whole club is about history," said Kelyn Rowe. "Since I've been here it's about supporting history, making history and making sure we respect everything that came before you."
Rowe, who has returned to the Revolution after spending the 2019 season with Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake, was particularly hyped about the new look.
Current Revolution President, Brian Billelo, also was pretty excited about the unveiling.
"I think we're all excited to put it on and get into games and play with it," Revolution striker Diego Fagundez said of the new uniforms.
New England's new kits aren't the only thing being upgraded this year. With their first full season under head coach Bruce Arena, the Revs are set to reach new heights than in years past after a first-round playoff exit last season.
The Revolution will kick off the regular season with a trip to visit the Montreal Impact on Feb. 29 after five preseason games on the west coast.