As part of their Soccer For All campaign, Major League Soccer, in partnership with adidas, launched a line of “Love Unites” training gear on Saturday, May 15, to show support for the LGBT+ community.
The jerseys feature a rainbow tie-dye pattern, with a black collar and black-and-white team crests. Sponsor logos and the adidas logo on the chest are also in black. A “Love Unites” logo appears on the back near the collar, promoting adidas’s global campaign “promoting equity in sport and reinforcing how the love of sport unites us all,” according to MLSsoccer.com.
Teams wore the jerseys for pre-game warmups prior to matches this weekend.
Adidas produced a jersey for Charlotte FC, an expansion franchise that was originally slated to begin play in 2021, but pushed their debut back to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one was not produced for St. Louis City SC, which is scheduled to begin play in 2023. Also of note, the new Columbus SC logo appears on their jersey.
Some MLS teams have separate sponsorship deals for game jerseys and training gear. In these cases, it appears the training sponsor appears on the Pride shirts.
Take a look at the jerseys below: