Breaking Down New York Red Bulls' New 2013 Kits

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Breaking Down New York Red Bulls' New 2013 Kits
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The New York Red Bulls unveiled their 2013 home jersey on Monday in a special VIP Season Ticket Holder event at New York City’s Pier 59, per NewYorkRedBulls.com.

The bright red from 2012 appears to be replaced with a maroon color. There is also a distinct maroon cut on the collar, as well as on the sleeves and under the arms.

The new jersey can be purchased at the Red Bull Arena's Bullshop between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The 2012 home jersey was brighter. Photo Credit: SoccerPro.com

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The Red Bulls finished third in the Eastern Conference last season with 57 points, going 16-9-9. They reached the quarterfinals in the playoffs, as well as the Round of 16 in the Open Cup.

The Red Bulls begin the 2013 campaign on the road, visiting the Portland Timbers on March 3 and the San Jose Earthquakes on March 10. Their first home game will be on March 16 against D.C. United. 

There are always those who will say, "You have to look good to play good," but changing jerseys has historically been more of a money-grabber for teams, instead of something that single-handedly boosts a club's play.

Of course, given the Red Bulls haven't advanced past the quarterfinals in the MLS playoffs since 2008, every little bit of mental advantage could help. The new jerseys, albeit with minute changes, do appear to look better overall, and the change to maroon is a nice touch.

Hopefully for the Red Bulls, the new jerseys will give them wings in 2013.

 

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