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Mexico 2017 kit designs leaked

Mexico has a busy year and Adidas have new kits for them

Mexico v Venezuela: Group C - Copa America Centenario Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

El Tri have a packed schedule in 2017. They will continue 2018 World Cup Qualifying in the Hexagonal, play in the Gold Cup, and check out Russia for the Confederations Cup. This does not even include their SUM promoted molero games in the US. In other words, there will be plenty of eye balls on the squad this year. Adidas will outfit the squad in a new kit. According to FootyHeadlines, their 2017 home/away kits have leaked.

I’m glad Adidas kept the home kit green but besides that, it is not memorable at all. To be honest, the only Adidas home kit that has stood out to me was the 2007-09 kit. Is it an improvement over last year’s kit? Maybe but that kit wasn’t one that many will remember in a few months. The away kit is solid and has grown on me since I initially saw it but I am going to focus on the home kit since Mexico will wear it for most of their games. The biggest thing the 2016 kit had going for it was that it was green. Adidas milked the return of green (#PonteLaVerde) like someone had taken it away from us. But it was them who chose not to do a green kit in 2015. The 2017 kit features graphics on the front as an homage to the 1994 World Cup kits Adidas produced for their teams.

Adidas outfitted Bulgaria and a few other countries in the 1994 World Cup with similar graphics along the sides. This is fine and I’m always a fan when companies revisit classic designs. I know I’m not the only one who wants an Aztec kit from 1998. However, Mexico had their kits in 1994 made by Umbro. They looked nothing like Bulgaria’s kits and that was a good thing. The teams faced each other at the 1994 World Cup at Giants Stadium.

1994 World Cup Kit for El Tri

Per usual, Mexico made it to the knockout round and lost to Bulgaria in penalties. For what its worth, Jorge Campos did his part by looking fly and stopping a pk. Mexico did not sign with Adidas until 2007 so it’s a little weird to reference a kit style they never wore but hey, at least it’s green?

What do you think about the new kits? Am I being too critical?