Here’s The Home Kits For The 2022 CPL Season
All eight Canadian Premier League teams just revealed their primary kits for the 2022 season, a move that was just teased yesterday.
While the alternate kits are still set to be revealed by each club individually ahead of the opening weekend, here’s a deep dive into each team’s primary threads for the 2022 CPL Season:
The league’s eighth team has continued to stick within the borders of the iconic Atletico Madrid style guide, but with some flavourful splashes of a subtle chevron design within the red stripes that pay tribute to the locks of the Rideau Canal.
The top dog in Alberta has brought back it’s original regimental sash that featured in both 2019 and 2020, with some angled geometric shapes paying homage to the Calgary skyline. As we’ve seen before, the club will play with accents of white and green along the collar and sleeve.
The Eddies are sticking to a tried-and-true clean look that has been a staple of their time in the CPL, though this time they spiced things up with a wild rose pink trim in homage to the city’s official flower. With green-and-gold hems and a jacquard striped pattern on a familiar blue, it’s a playful twist on the club’s staple clean looks.
It’s clear that the hammers will be donning one of the most artistically unique kits this season, with a tone-on-tone pattern of red on orange evoking imagery of sparks flying from a hammer, along with hints of grey and darker orange elements, too.
The Wanderers aim to make a splash with a sharp light blue sleeve contrasting a dark blue torso featuring a familiar wave pattern. It’s a bold look with a lot of dynamism in its shades of blue, coming together as a mix of familiar ideas with fresh presentation.
The reigning CPL champions are paying homage to the island they call home with a Douglas fir tree needle pattern. Featuring the club’s now-iconic purple colouring with accents of lagoon blue, the Tridents continue to lead the way when it comes to sharp-looking threads.
Winnipeg is doing it different: the CPL side has split the kit into two diagonal blocks of black and maroon accented by a familiar gold tone. The team is also bringing back a collar familiar to its inaugural campaign, but otherwise the team seems to have made one of the biggest year-over-year kit changes in CPL history!
Talk about a half-off community edition kit, right?
The Nine Stripes are paying homage to both the York Region forestry and the Toronto skyline in their new primary kit, with a clean white look broken by the rebrand’s colour tones of green, blue, and gold – and a new sponsor, too.
The club will also be keeping its blue-and-green Nine Stripes jersey as an third choice kit.
That’s Not All, Either
This year’s kits will be sporting a brand new style for its letters and numbers inspired by the Canadian national men’s team which qualified for the FIFA World Cup in 1985. The collegiate style font features a horizontal line representative of the 49th parallel.
In addition to this, each season’s reigning champion will now have a golden maple leaf with a North Star above their badge, whilst previous champions will be honoured by a golden sleeve patch which features the number of titles the team has won the league.
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With the 2022 Canadian Premier League season just over half a month away, it won’t be long until these kits are getting dirty on the pitch. The league’s partnership with Macron has consistently allowed for some of truly creative and sharp looks over the past four seasons, and it’s great to see that this high standard is set to continue.
Fans seeking out news on alternate kits will want to check with their local clubs for pre-season kick off events that are slated to come later on this month.