Welcome to the tenth episode of the Kit Nerd Corner podcast! Every year we take a look at every new shirt in the Canadian Premier League, and with Macron producing a new home and away for all 8 teams, that’s a lot of fun new shirts to look at.
It got a bit long, so we split this into two episodes. Episode 10 is just the 8 new home kits.
A less coherent set, and a staggered release schedule this season, but overall an interesting group of shirts. Macron continue to do (mostly) good work for the CanPL teams.
No other features this episode, so stay tuned for later episodes where Rich can show off his haul from his trip to <redacted> and Brenton can show you a couple of absolute classics.
And of course, images of all the CanPL shirts we talk about are below.
Episode rundown, with times bolded:
0:45 – INTRODUCTION
Rich is hyped up on cola. Kidding, he’s jetlagged as heck.
2:30 – GENERAL INTRO TO THE FULL SET AND RELEASES
Kristin: “I just felt awkward this year.”
11:09 – PACIFIC’S PURPLE BONKERS BEAR
We love the bonkers bear.
17:45 – VANCOUVER FC’S BLACK + COMMUNITY NAMES
A good shirt somewhat undone by “look at our communities!”
24:55 – CAVALRY’S RED BLACK MESS OF A KIT
What is this. WHY is this.
28:40 – VALOUR’S MAROON MAP
A good shirt. A solid shirt.
33:37 – YORK UNITED’S WHITE AND RACING STRIPE BANGER
Lovely all around.
38:55 – FORGE’S ORANGE CHAINS
Can’t hold Forge down. Ain’t nobody gonna break their stride.
47:15 – OTTAWA’S UNFORTUNATE SPONSOR
A huge sponsor, and a weird map on the back. Not sure what works here.
50:35 – HALIFAX’S LOVELY BLUE AND GREY
Featuring a kelp forest? WHO KNOWS! Whatever it is, it works.
53:35 – CANPL HOME KIT WRAP-UP
And that’s all for this episode, folks. See you soon for the away shirts!
Intro music: Definition by Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli)
Outro music: Home by the Sadies feat. Neko Case
See below for images of all the shirts we talk about, and jump on over to twitter to let us know what you think about all our blathering.
The podcast: @KitNerdCorner
Shirts we discuss in this episode
Pacific 2023 home
Vancouver FC 2023 home
Cavalry 2023 home
Valour 2023 home
York United 2023 home
Forge 2023 home
And Netherlands 98 for comparison:
Atletico Ottawa 2023 home
Halifax Wanderers 2023 home
That’s all, folks!
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