Minnesota United will unveil its 2020 jersey as part of the Major League Soccer 25th Season Celebration alongside other MLS clubs on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in advance of New York City’s Fashion Week. Fans are invited to experience the action by following #FORWARD25.
The jersey unveiling is part of Major League Soccer's historic 25th Season Celebration in 2020. The Celebration will feature unique experiences, marquee events, robust content, innovative programming, and the special 25th Season commemorative design integrated throughout MLS and partner initiatives. The season will celebrate the League’s past, while expanding on the foundation it has built over an extensive period of explosive growth.
“Our 25th season will celebrate our rich history by honoring the countless people behind the growth of our League and reflecting upon many of the memorable moments in our history,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “During this season-long celebration, we’ll also focus on our exciting future as we continue on our path to become one of the top leagues in the world.”
The 25th Season officially kicks off this Thursday, Jan. 9 with the new MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas, live on Twitter, and continues all the way through MLS Cup. The following highlights 25th Season Celebration programming, with additional extensions to be featured in the future.
EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 JERSEY DROP – In partnership with EA SPORTS FIFA, the adidas jerseys will be revealed virtually across EA SPORTS FIFA channels following the real-world unveiling. Fans can also represent their favorite MLS team currently playable in FIFA 20 and use the jerseys across various game modes, including Kick-Off, Career Mode, and more ahead of the start of the season.
NEW MLS FONT USED BY ALL CLUBS – The official MLS name and number jersey font for 2020 is a dynamic, energetic and bold graphic typeface that introduces a layering tri-line effect. The font was designed in collaboration with MLS by Rick Banks, lead designer and typographer of Face37, an award-winning graphic design studio based in Manchester, England.
MLS 25th SEASON CELEBRATION MEDIA DAY IN NEW YORK CITY – MLS Commissioner Don Garber, owners, coaches and players are scheduled to participate in the 2020 MLS Media Day in New York City at the end of February leading into opening weekend games to kick off the 25th season.
2020 MLS ALL-STAR GAME PRESENTED BY TARGET – As part of the league’s milestone 25th season, the 2020 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target will reach new heights as the best of MLS take on the LIGA MX All-Stars in a first-of-its-kind All-Star matchup at LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium on Wednesday, July 29. The game will feature a special edition 25th Season All-Star jersey and MLS Greats will participate throughout the week-long series of experiences. The 2020 MLS All-Star week will include elevated programming, including a concert and the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge, among other events to be announced in the coming months, to celebrate the sport and culture of soccer as part of the league’s 25th season festivities. MLS WORKS will conduct various charitable initiatives, including the unveiling of a mini-pitch to commemorate 25 seasons of community service by the league, players and our partners.
THE NATIVO XXV 25TH SEASON CELEBRATION ADIDAS MATCH BALL – The official match ball for the League’s milestone 25th season will be the 2020 MLS adidas NATIVO XXV. Featuring blue and green colors, this reimagined NATIVO is a nod to the first MLS ball in 1996.
SOCCER FOR ALL – Since the launch of MLS, the league has been dedicated to supporting the communities where we live and plays our games and providing an environment in which staff, players, partners and fans are treated with dignity and respect -- which is the essence of the League’s Soccer For All campaign. Throughout the season, and in partnership with our clubs, MLS WORKS, the league’s social responsibility platform, will highlight the collective efforts taking place League-wide to foster more inclusive communities including elevated programming and the third annual Soccer For All month.
2020 MLS CUP CULMINATES 25 SEASONS – The season will culminate at the 25th MLS Cup with an unforgettable pre-match ceremony highlighting 25 seasons of MLS. More celebratory initiatives will be announced in the weeks before MLS Cup. Additional programming, events and initiatives will be unveiled throughout the season. For more information on the League’s 25th season, visit MLSsoccer.com.