Monday, December 26, 2016

New Shirt Leak?


This looks like the 2017-18 home shirt.

Let's take a closer look at the image:

Many on social media are saying that the club has removed orange from the badge, but it's clearly still there despite the general tint of the photo. They have added orange to the shirt, in the form on pinstriping on the shirt cuffs (bordered by navy as usual, the club almost never puts orange next to sky blue).

Gone is the white. The neckline and Adidas stripes are now navy blue. The stripes are shorter than the previous home kit as well, stopping at the shoulder seam rather than continuing down the sleeve.

We can't see the jock tag in this photo, but the jersey appears to be a replica—no MLS patch on the left sleeve—so this particular one likely wouldn't have one anyway.

Check out the neck tape, with the boroughs listed. This checks out - the design was voted on by supporters late last year.

Looks legit. And I like it. Now let's see what shorts and socks they pair it with.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Topps Sautes the M-Villa-P

Topps Now has announced that they're going to press on a special card to celebrate David Villa being named the 2016 MLS MVP:

You can buy your copy here. They will be available for 24 hours, and Topps will only print as many as are ordered in that time.

Third Rail members, check out your membership app for an exclusive deal!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


David Villa is your MLS MVP for 2016!

He took home 25.9% of the total vote, but what's interesting is the breakdown:

The media was split evenly between Villa, Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sebastian Giovinco, but the players and clubs voted for him overwhelmingly. Makes me wonder how many voters there are in the press.

Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy - Villa is a real treasure, tirelessly working for the team on and off the pitch. I'm proud to have him representing my club.

Here's the awards ceremony: