As the Canadian Premier League gears up to kick off its 2022 season, two more teams have unveiled their alternate kits.
Both Cavalry FC (based in Calgary, Alberta) and York United (based in Toronto, Ontario) launched their new kits on Wednesday, March 30. Cavalry FC took advantage of a captive audience at a watch party for the Canadian men’s national team, while York United released their jersey on their social media platforms.
Cavalry FC’s jersey is predominantly green, with red trim on the black polo collar and sleeve cuffs. The front of the shirt features a pattern of tonal chevrons, which plays off the chevron in the club’s crest.
The crest is normally rendered in red and white, but is green and white on this kit.
The chevrons on the jersey and the crest are “both an homage to the military aspect of Cavalry FC and the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) tie-in, but also a tip of the hat to our club’s location in Alberta Foothills next to the stunning Rocky Mountains,” the club’s website reads.
Appearing on the back of the jersey, near the hem, is Cavalry FC’s flag logo, which features the lance traditionally used by the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians).
Meanwhile, York United’s alternate kit is predominantly blue. There’s a thin green stripe along the edge of the polo collar, and the sleeve cuffs are solid green with gold trim.
The front and back of the jersey feature an embossed diamond pattern. Inside the lighter diamonds, three symbols alternate: the “YU” monogram from the club’s current crest; a maple leaf; and a stylized trillium — the provincial flower of Ontario — from the club’s old logo when they were known as York9.
The blue base is a tribute to Lake Ontario while the diamond pattern “takes its inspiration from the North York Rockets, paying homage to the beautiful game’s past in the [Greater Toronto Area],” according to the team’s Twitter account.
York United’s 2022 CanPL season starts on Thursday, April 7, when they host HFX Wanderers. Cavalry FC get going on Saturday, April 9, when they visit Atlético Ottawa.
All photos courtesy Canadian Premier League