Toronto FC introduces new Onyx Alternate Kit for the upcoming season


Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment has been hard at work, transforming the appearance of the Toronto FC franchise, both in a literal sense and a figurative sense. During the MLSE Players Gala on Thursday night, right before announcing the Toronto Raptors’ bringing back the Purple Dino Jerseys, MLSE had announced that Toronto FC will have a completely brand new alternate look for the upcoming season.

The new Onyx kit feature a predominant black and red scheme, a change from the primary red and white kits–which have been worn since the inaugural Toronto FC season in 2006, and will continue to be worn.

In the statement released by TFC, GM Tim Bezbatchenko talked about the new alternate kit:

"“We feel that this bold, new Onyx kit is a perfect statement as we head into what promises to be a special season for the club,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “The kit is reflective of our new approach toward innovation at Toronto FC highlighted by its cutting edge performance technology, while also incorporating a strong Canadian theme.”"

The statement also describes the new kit in full detail:

The alternate kit is a unique new shade of Onyx featuring World Cup-inspired design lines and nine columns of maple leaves. Another new design element is the metallic silver heat-applied graphics, which will provide superior durability. Made from ultra-light Adizero material, it is the lightest Toronto FC kit ever made and will provide extra freedom of movement and comfort.

TFC Players Jeremy Hall and Andrew Wiedeman can be seen sporting the new kits on their way to the Players Gala

Of course, the bigger news coming from TFC was at the beginning of 2014 when they made a few huge acquisitions in the off-season, including English striker Jermain Defoe from Tottenham Spur and American midfielder Michael Bradley from A.S. Roma. In addition to reacquiring former TFC player, Canadian Dwayne De Rosario.

The image gallery of the alternate jersey can be seen here.