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New England Revolution: Selecting the best jersey in club history

With the New England Revolution having released their new away kit, The Bent Musket selects the best jersey in club history.

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There’s nothing like some quality jersey talk. With the New England Revolution having revealed their new away kit at the beginning of the month, it’s time to look back at some of the great designs in club history.

With the Revolution being one of the original MLS clubs, you know that there have been plenty of amazing kits while some might make you cringe while looking at them. It’s safe to say that you can see just how much style has changed since the inception of the league.

Check out Nick Hemming’s posts from 2014 on the evolution of the Revs jerseys below for a good history of the earlier styles of New England jerseys.

So what is the best jersey in Revs history? Here is what The Bent Musket staff has to say.

Sam - 2015 Away Jersey

SOCCER: JUL 18 MLS - NYC FC at Revolution Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Does this selection have to do with me possibly loving Christmas? Maybe, but there is no denying that these kits are clean.

The green details just make the uniform pop while the red and white are colors that you are used to seeing the Revolution use. It’s a perfect blend of old and new.

Now I will say that I was close to selecting one of the original jerseys that the club wore, but I just couldn’t pull the trigger. Alexi Lalas’ facial hair and flow might have also swayed me away from this decision.

The meaning behind the 2015 jersey’s design is rather interesting as well. It’s inspired by the flag of New England which dates back to 1775. When fans were allowed in stadiums you would probably see the flag in The Fort.

Maybe New England will return to using the green accents in a future jersey, but for now, we can look fondly on the away jersey from 2015.

Seth - 2014 Home Jersey

SOCCER: DEC 07 MLS Cup - Galaxy v Revolution Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Like Sam, I’m a big fan of the Revolution’s red kit. With that look off the table, I opted to praise the simplicity of the 2014 home kit.

The navy kit is accented by red shoulder stripes to create a very clean look. Where some kits can feel dated as time passes, this one holds up.

It’s also a shirt that comes with some great memories, as all fans love thinking about M-V-Lee pulling the strings and Jermaine Jones bossing the midfield. If only that team brought home the elusive MLS Cup.

Jake - 2008 Home/Navy

Soccer -MLS - Crew vs. Revolution Photo by Fred Kfoury /Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images

This is the first jersey I remember watching the Revolution play in and still one of my favorites. I actually like the collar but it’s the red and white panels that are the bonus for me. I’m a big fan of panels and they clearly went out of style about a decade ago and I have no idea why since they add a lot to a kit without being overbearing or too busy.

Completely underrated here are the socks: all navy with red/white stripes at the top are a perfect touch and add just enough color to perfectly compliment the red/white panels above.

Also of course I picked the jerseys the Revs won the 2008 North American SuperLiga in. This should surprise none of you.