York United’s 2023 Kits Make A Splash
York United has come out with two sharps looks for the 2023 Canadian Premier League season, delivering two unique looks that were well-received by fans during the unveiling party.
Following the team’s major club rebrand ahead of 2021 CPL season, the Nine Stripes have put forth a strong sequence of primary and alternate kits that have been quite pleasing on the eyes. That track record now continues in 2023, with the club’s new Macron-produced looks producing great results.
The club’s new primary kit features a fresh white look with two large blue and green sash going down the middle with a thin gold line in the centre. The looks is complimented by some sharp sublimated geometric patterns both in and outside of the sash, while an embossed sleeve pays homeage to Toronto’s entertainment district.
All-told, it’s a clean look that is a nice successor to team’s predominantly white line of primary threads.
The alternate kit is quite a nice green-and-blue combo that also pays homage to Toronto: the repeated texture on the front echoes the architecture and angles of the Royal Ontario Museum, reportedly paying homage to the building’s modernity combined with classicism, and innovation combined with art. Less pretentiously, it’s a pleasing green front complimented nicely by a blue sleeve and collar, and overall it all comes together cohesively.
The Nine Stripes went the extra mile and revealed the goalkeeper kits for the clubs’ fifth-ever campaign, with Macron-templated purple and neon-yellow entering the fold.
This marks the first year with Carslberg as York United’s primary sponsor and the league’s official bear and non-alcoholic beer partner. It’s an iconic brand that has donned many famous football kits in European pastures, with the Nine Stripes now sporting the brand – and a non-alcoholic product variant – in 2023.
“It shows where this league is going,” said Club President Angus McNab at the kit launch. “There are major international brands jumping on board and being part of the Canadian Premier League story.”
The sleeves of both kits will also feature CIBC following the bank’s new multi-year partnership with the league.
York United recently returned from a preseason trip to Texas that saw them feature in three matches, two of which came against the Dynamo 2 and one of which came against the first team. Nash says that the players are gelling nicely and the fitness levels are good, with a bout against the Simcoe County Rovers set to come this weekend.
The team recently added former Forge man Jonathan Grant into the fold, with a domestic U-21 player signing expected to come in the next week or so. The final month of preseason will see Nash make his final adjustments to how the squad deploys itself on the pitch, with York United set to kick off its fifth campaign on April 16 against Valour FC.