Kit of the Week #33: A Belter from América

Our thirty-third Kit of the Week comes to you from Club América of Mexico via Los Angeles, and gives further proof were it needed, that Nike are right at the top of their game.

After a goalless draw in Los Angeles, Club América needed a penalty shoot-out to beat Tigres on Sunday night to become Mexico’s 2019 Campeón de Campeones.

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Club América’s new eagle plumage shirt by Nike

For the uninitiated, the annual contest takes place on neutral ground between the winners of the Apertura and Clausura sections of Mexico’s domestic season, acting as a curtain-raiser for the following Liga MX campaign.

Las Águilas’ (The Eagles) Argentine ‘keeper Agustín Marchesín, was the hero of the hour as he saved three spot-kicks and coolly converted a decisive penalty to hand victory to Miguel Hererra’s men.

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Other than a slimmer collar, the women’s version is the same as the men’s

Mexico City’s América, who debuted their new shirts in the win, will now face MLS Cup winners Atlanta United in the cross-border Campeones Cup.

This season’s shirt follows a standard Nike template cut, with design efforts spared for the vivid Aztec-style interpretation of an eagle’s plumage in blue, red and a creamy shade of yellow.

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A stunning mid-1990s Club América shirt by Adidas

Adidas and Nike have both used similar patterns in the past but this latest incarnation is a little more refined and closer to their distinctive and traditional Azul-Crema (Blue & Cream) colours than previous efforts in deeper shades of yellow.

This Club América design is a bold re-work of a classic theme from their kit history and we look forward to seeing much more of this in the Liga MX season ahead.

What do you think of Nike’s new Club América home kit?

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Models in the new Club América shirts trying desperately hard not to look like football supporters

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