Busy week for Manchester City. After unveiling the partnership with the New York Yankees to launch the 20th MLS franchise, Nike and Manchester City launched the 2013-2014 home kit during their New York tour.
Last year Nike announced their partnership with Manchester City, formerly equiped by Umbro. Manchester City Football Club will play in their first ever Nike home kit next season – a kit that pays homage to their heritage and reflects the club’s modern style.
Manchester City revealed the kit against the backdrop of the dramatic Manhattan skyline at the start of their week-long New York Tour.
A supporting cast of City fans from Manchester and the surrounding five boroughs performed the crowd dance craze known as the “Poznan” as City stars James Milner, Matija Nastasic, Carlos Tevez and Pablo Zabaleta showed off the 2013-14 home kit.
The new home shirt is a classic football design, and unmistakably Manchester City, featuring a sky blue body with a white ribbed crew neck and white ribbed cuffs on the sleeves.
The collar and cuffs also feature dark blue trim to represent the color of the socks City wore as a part of one of their first ever kits in 1892.
The Manchester City club crest is placed inside a shield shape on the new jersey. This is inspired by the city of Manchester’s coat of arms, which City used as their own club crest for special occasions including the 1956 FA Cup final.
Inside the neck is a bonded woven label featuring “Pride in Battle, the translation of the Latin phrase “Superbia in Proelio.”
The new home shorts are white with a thin sky blue stripe along each side, and the socks are white with a sky blue band with dark blue trim at the top to represent the socks the club wore for more than half a century from 1892.
The kit showcases Nike’s belief in style, craft and pride while aiding the performance of players with key technological features. [Nike.com]