On Thursday, the Revolution will unveil its highly-anticipated 2016 primary kit during a launch party at Gillette Stadium. A source close to The Bent Musket says the shirt will imitate Paris Saint-Germain's 2014-2015 primary jersey—which sports thin white and red stripes down the chest—with the Adidas underarm stripes other MLS clubs have unveiled this preseason.
Will the new kit rank among the club's best? Ahead of the launch, we break down the top six kits in Revolution history.
6. 2004 Primary Kit (Steve Ralston)
In the middle part of the decade, the Revolution turned to a minimalist look—and Ralston's kit epitomizes the aesthetic. Subtle vertical lines, clean white trim and the unforgettable Sierra Mist patches make this kit a winner. Nothing flashy; just business.
5. 1999 Secondary Kit (Joe-Max Moore)
After three seasons of puffy sleeves and chaotic designs, the Revolution unveiled this breath of fresh air. The red striping on the sleeves carries onto the shorts for a smart, uncomplicated look, and the offset, fieldhouse-style numbers scream 1999. If we overlook that U-12, iron-on badge, this turns into one of the sharpest kits in Revolution history.
4. 2008 Primary Kit (Jay Heaps)
Simple-yet-modern, the 2008 primary kit takes cues from the club's unmistakable 2006 shirt. The collar (always a bonus) is matched by a clever red design on the bottom of the shorts, and the underarm arch just feels menacing. A flawless blend of preppy and edgy.
3. 2002 Primary Kit (Taylor Twellman)
The 2002 Revolution kit introduced the ever-popular white stitching, a detail that, when combined with a nautical blue finish, gave the shirt and shorts a clear New England feel. We can't disregard the subtle blue hoops and Euro-style Umbro branding, either.
2. 2015 Secondary Kit (Lee Nguyen)
The current Revolution secondary kit hit the field with mixed results, but the club deserves recognition for donning something different. The bold red finish and subtle green details work well together, and the color-blocking on the front of the shirt creates something of a formal feel. Tie in the the classic Adidas striping and this kit becomes an instant classic.
1. 2006 Primary Kit (Clint Dempsey)
A year removed from a devastating overtime loss to the LA Galaxy in the MLS Cup Final, the Revolution sported a modern kit that won't soon be forgotten. Dempsey revolutionizes the two-tone arch on the shirt, which leads way to a red, white and navy design on the shorts and socks. The overall aesthetic feels imperious and arrogant—a look the star-studded club undeniably pulled off.
Bonus: 2006 Keeper Kit (Matt Reis)
To match the greatest kit ever worn in Foxboro, Revolution 'keeper Matt Reis donned a baby-blue gem of a jersey. The yellow, tiger-like design carries under the arms and matches the accent striping, which is highlighted by a purplish-navy shoulder patch. A legendary shirt for a legendary keeper.
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