A New Rapids Collection, Celtic & More | Sick Kit Friday

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A New Rapids Collection, Celtic & More | Sick Kit Friday

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Gaby Kirschner
Gaby Kirschner

Friday? Check. Some new sick kits? Double check. Here are the sickest kits that dropped ahead of this week's #SickKitFriday.

DETROIT CITY FC

NPSL side Detroit City FC will play their first game of the 2017 season tomorrow, and they’ll do so wearing these beauts from Adidas.

For the third year, Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers are the sponsor, and the Detroit skyline adds a great detail to the front. The Chevy logo is also conveniently the same color as Detroit’s traditional gold to match the club crest, and the traditional maroon is striped across the front.

The away kits are all gold with a perforated design, the maroon left as an accent on the sleeve cuffs and the Adidas stripes and logo.

HERTHA BSC

What’s better than one sick kit? Six sick kits.

Three months after fans were given the opportunity to submit designs for the Bundesliga club’s new kits, Hertha released the six finalists. They’re all based on the same template — white base with a thick blue trim on the v-neck collar and sleeves — with the opportunity to add in an interesting graphic. All of the entries feature something special about the city.

The only downside to having so many fantastic choices is that it makes picking just a bit more difficult.

You can vote for which one you like best here.

CELTIC

The Lisbon Lions have returned! Well, kind of.

Celtic’s new kit for next season is based off that of the 1967 European Cup-winning side for the 50th anniversary, returning to the simplest iteration of the club’s infamous green-and-white stripes with no special collar.

A special gold crest that displays the name and date of the anniversary also pays homage to the Lions.

PARIS 75ERS

Le Ballon Football League allows each team to design and execute their own kit, and this is the sick number that Paris 75ers came up with.

The simple, thin black and white stripes are offset by the subtly colorful Coca-Cola sponsor and overtly colorful name-and-number combination on the back. The Eiffel Tower crest, the captain explains, “encapsulates the light-hearted nature of the team that tries to refrain from any arrogance – embodied by the pigeon in sunglasses on the badge.”

A limit amount are available through SoccerBible.

COLORADO RAPIDS x JIBERISH

While not exactly a kit, a fantastic new project has come out of Colorado: Jiberish, a clothing company based in Denver, recently partnered with the Rapids to unveil a pretty sweet line of lifestyle products.

Pete Drago, the Managing Director of Jiberish, describes the partnership as one that “reimagines the Colorado Rapids franchise and brand through a vintage sports lens and with a nod to the history of the State of Colorado and our natural surroundings.” As such, the fabrics and materials used “address the unique weather” experienced in Colorado, from the colder days to the wetter ones — so fans can wear these T’s and sweatshirts to games all year round.

The entire collection can be found on Jiberish’s website.

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