When one generally thinks of the words “sky blue” they conjure up images of clear, powder blue horizons. In their new 2020 kit unveiled last week, Sky Blue FC provided a different take.
The new kit provides a reflection of sky alright- but rather than the light cerulean hues that often accompany sunny days, the club opted to imitate the intimidating black of a thunderstorm. Complete with bright blue lightning decals running along the side of the jersey, the 2020 kit (nicknamed “Lightning Strikes”) certainly does not disappoint the hype that came with the 10-day promotional campaign leading up to its release.
To say it’s aesthetically pleasing may be an understatement - the kit is perhaps one of the best the club has ever seen. It makes great use of accenting the blue that makes up the club’s namesake with a much more threatening dark black.
The new threads don’t skimp on details either. While not so much of a far cry from the navy blue jersey Sky Blue so often donned last season, the addition of the lighting bolts to the side of the jersey makes a world of a difference. Ditching the monochrome template of all navy with the club badge and sponsor, the 2020 jersey provides a bit more flair- perhaps reflective of a team that’s looking to shake off years of mediocre play and put out a new and improved product on the pitch this year.