Liga Bancomer MX

The complete Liga MX and Ascenso MX kit guide for the 2017-18 season.

With a new season comes new kits. Before the start of the season, teams in Mexico’s top two divisions all revealed the kits that they would be wearing for the 2017-18 season, or at least part of what they would be wearing. What changed? What’s new? What might have you missed? Where can you buy the kits?

New Era is selling Liga MX caps in the United States. 

For those who have not followed Liga MX or Ascenso MX for the last several years, U.S.-based cap maker New Era outfits a number of teams with officially licensed and fashion headwear in its best selling silhouettes. If you peruse Innovasport, Netshoes, eBay, or one of New Era Mexico’s other official dealers, this is not surprising to you.

Until recently, outside of a few rare styles that would appear at Lids, one had to utilize a shipping service like Parcl to obtain the New Era caps worn by not only El Tri, but Liga MX and Ascenso MX teams, or pay up to $60 USD for a cap from a secondary dealer from eBay.

And now, at least since Clausura 2017 with the release of Chivas caps, fans can purchase New Era caps from Lids and New Era for up to $36.00 U.S. dollars.

But not all teams have a deal with New Era. Club America has a cap deal with Canadian company Fan Ink Limited (under their Fi Collection label), while Leon and Pachuca are not currently affiliated with New Era.

And now, football kits!

Club America:

Given they are the next Liga MX team in the midst of somewhat deep financial trouble and reportedly on the verge of a sale to Chinese investors, Club America made an appeal to nostalgia with their new home shirt. The new Nike shirt is a muted version of the adidas kits the Aguilas wore from 1994 to 1996. There are two additional sponsor changes on the shirt. Hardware giant The Home Depot will feature on the front of the shirt instead of Coca-Cola (a longtime shirt sponsor of Club America), while Corona Cero, Corona’s zero alcohol beer, will be the main sponsor on the back of the shirt. The Aguilas will pair the kit with midnight blue shorts.

The Aguilas later announced an all-white change kit with navy, red, and cream trim similar to the primary kit. Both kits feature a V-neck collar and the return of the club’s multicolored crest to the kits. Club America had used a monochromatic crest from 2014-15 until 2016-17.

 WHERE TO BUY: Tienda Club America, Todofut, Soccer.com, Soccer de Mexico

Atlante

The Azulgrana announced a shirt deal with Kappa, and released their kits on Wednesday, July 19. Their primary strip still consists of blue shorts and a blue and burgundy striped top. But Los Potros‘ change kit for 2017-18, while still white, features multicolored stripes in the club’s burgundy and blue colors.

Where to Buy: Atlante official team store

Atlas:

For the 2017-18 season, Atlas will switch German manufacturers from Puma to Adidas, ending a three year partnership with Puma in the process. The kits were officially unveiled on Monday, July 17. The signature split-color primary kit remained the same, while the Zorros officially added a new white change kit. The biggest change for the Jaliscenses came the addition of insurance company Wibe as primary shirt sponsors.

Atletico de San Luis:

After a takeover by Atletico Madrid, Atletico San Luis returns to Ascenso MX for the 2017-18 season as one of the few teams eligible for immediate promotion to Liga MX. The team, outfitted by Nike, will reveal their kit on Thursday, July 20.

Lobos BUAP:

The Liga MX debutants unveiled their new kits on Wednesday. Their primary kit features white shorts and a black and white split color V-neck shirt, while their change shirt is a relatively plane all red affair.

Celaya:

Los Toros unveiled two Keuka kits on Thursday, both with a theme of blue. Their primary kit is primarily white with blue trim, and is paired with white shorts. The change kit is primarily deep blue with royal diagonal stripes on the body and white accents and text. In case both the white/blue kit and the mostly blue kit are not sufficient for matchday, the team reportedly has a third kit with black and white stripes.

Cruz Azul:

La Maquina revealed new Under Armour kits for the 2017-18 season this season. The primary, secondary, and third shirts all see changes from the versions used in 2016-17, with trims being much more subtle than they were in 2016-17. Also, all three shirts use a modified V-neck with blue hems.

Where to Buy: Under Armour, Todofut,

Chivas: 

El Rebano‘s 2017-18 kits look similar to their 2016-17 outfits with only some small modifications. First, on the primary kit, white sleeves have replaced the navy sleeves they used in 2016-17. Their change kit, with a black top with navy accents, comes from a template PUMA used to outfit change kits for Monterrey, Santos Laguna, and Queretaro, as well as French club Girondins de Bordeaux, Argentine giants Independiente de Avallaneda, and Japanese clubs Kawasaki Frontale, Jubilo Iwata, Shimizu S-Pulse, and Cerezo Osaka.

Where to Buy: Todofut, Soccer.com

Cimarrones de Sonora:

The Hermosillo team’s 2017-18 primary kits see the gradient from last year’s kit go away. In place, as featured on the side’s all-white change kit, are subtle, broad vertical stripes that become more prominent as one moves toward the hem of the shirt.

Correcaminos UAT:

The Ciudad Victoria-based team, outfitted by Pirma, are going with two relatively simple kits with title sponsor Aeromar on the front. The primary kit will be navy blue with orange trim, while the change kit is primarily white featuring orange hems and navy blue stripes.

FC Juarez:

The border club is not making many changes from their 2016-17 kits for the new season. Their primary kit is still mostly lime green with red accents (including an outline X on the body of the shirt), paired with black shorts. The Bravos unveiled two change kits, both with green accents–a white change kit paired with grey shorts and a black shirt paired with black shorts.

Dorados de Sinaloa:

El Grande Pez continue their partnership with Charly, and unveiled two kits made by the Mexican outfitters. The primary kit is white featuring gold hoop stripes and gold trim, while the away kit is mostly navy with gold hoop stripes and trim on the shirt.

Club Leon:

La Fiera‘s new kits for 2017-18 feature some significant changes, even though they are still Pirma kits. The primary shirt now features white sleeves with a mostly green body, which is less blue-green than the shirt used in 2017-18 was. The pink change shirt from 2017-18 is no more, and it was replaced with an all-white strip. La Fiera also will debut a new sponsor on the front of the shirt with cement-makers Cementos Fortaleza. The primary shirt features a crew-neck collar, while the change strip will sport a V-neck collar.

Leones Negros UDG: 

Leones Negros see little change in their home shirts from their classic black, yellow, and red vertical stripes kit. But Charly has outfitted the team in a yellow change strip with an alternate crest on the upper chest, and a large printed lion crest on the body of the shirt, equivalent to the shirts customarily worn by their more famous Mexico city university brethren, UNAM.

Mineros de Zacatecas:

Los Mineros will utilize strips that are similar to Leon’s strip, except their primary strip features red with white instead of La Fiera green. There are also more white accents near the neck than there are on Leon’s shirt. Los Mineros‘ change shirt features faded blue-green hoop stripes and sleeves, as well as red trim and text.

Monterrey:

Los Rayados may have had a significant overhaul in the summer in terms of players, but their primary kit for 2017-18 remains unchanged from the one they used in 2016-17. However, the Rayados‘ change strip will be black with blue accents and a monochromatic crest, similar to the other Puma change strips for the Liga MX sides they are outfitting.

Monarcas Morelia:

The Monarchs, who are using Pirma as their kit outfitters for the 2017-18 season, unveiled their kits on Monday. The primary shirt, their traditional yellow shirt with a red sash stripe, remains unchanged from years past. Their change kit is a simple, red kit with subtle accents.

Murcielagos: 

The Los Mochis side has so far used what looks like a new all-white change kit with black accents designed by Keuka. The primary kit from 2016-17 is primarily midnight blue with neon yellow accents. No details have emerged of changes to the kits for the 2017-18 season. Later, the side revealed their other kits–a black primary shirt with yellow accents paired with black shorts, and a yellow change shirt paired with yellow shorts and with black accents. Both shirts feature the printed bat crest across the chest.

Necaxa:

Charly has outfitted Los Rayos with two kits with thick, red vertical stripes down the body. The primary shirt features the red stripes on a shirt with white accents, similar to the kits that are customary for Los Rayos, while their change strip features dark red accents. German automaker Mercedes-Benz is one of the new shirt sponsors to feature on the shirt for the 2017-18 season.

Oaxaca:

Los Alebrijes will use a black primary kit with white trim and orange hems in the new season. The club will be ditching the green and white secondary kits for a simple white kit with black and orange trim.

Pachuca:

While complete details of Pachuca’s new uniforms are not known, the Tuzos did reveal their new home shirt in their presentation of new signing Keisuke Honda. It’s a mostly white kit with navy blue stripes that fade to a cerulean blue toward the bottom of the shirt. The kit will be accented by red-orange numbers in the font the Tuzos have used for the last two seasons.

Potros UAEM:

The Toluca-based Potros unveiled their three kits for the 2017-18 season. All feature the slanted cross trim that is also a part of FC Juarez’s kit set. The colors of the jerseys remain the same from the 2016-17 season, with emerald primary kits, white secondary kits, and faded red third kits.

Pumas UNAM:

The national university is going with two jerseys in traditional colors. Both kits feature the UNAM crest on the main body of the shirt, with traditional American football stripes on the sleeves. The primary shirt is navy blue with gold and white accents, while the secondary kit is white and features mostly navy blue and gold accents.

Puebla:

La Franja did not change all that much in their continuing their kit deal with Charly. Their primary kit still is white with a blue sash stripe, while their change kit is navy with the blue sash stripe. Both shirts will feature bright blue sleeves.

Queretaro:

Los Gallos‘ two kits both feature blue and black as primary colors. However, the primary kit has been changed to feature less black and more bright blue, and fewer vertical stripes than in past years. The secondary kit, which is black with deep teal and blue accents and is based on the same Puma templates that kits for Monterrey, Santos Laguna, and Chivas are, seem to fit Los Gallos the most.

Atletico San Luis:

Atletico San Luis unveiled their kits on Thursday. The side, who was taken over by Atletico de Madrid only this year, will be sporting several new kits manufactured by Nike. The team will be using red and white primary kit with red sleeves. The team’s change kit is blue with orange trim.

The Laguneros unveiled two kits in the week leading up to Jornada 1. Their primary kit is white, but features forest green, variegated hoop stripes down the body, marking a significant change from the primary kits Santos Laguna wore last season. (Those kits had featured even hoop stripes done in a subtler seafoam green.) The change kit is like the other Puma-template Liga MX change kits, with a primarily black kit with blue accents (and printing).

Tampico Madero:

La Jaiba Brava unveiled their new kits three weeks ago. The new primary kit retains the sky blue body and white trim, but the sky blue “body” consists of printed sky blue triangles with white outlines. The change kit is black with blue and cream accents.

Tapachula:

Los Cafeteleros unveiled three kits on Wednesday manufactured by Keuka. The primary kit features black and green stripes which are contoured along the hem (with black sleeves), while the two change kits are light colored. The away strip is white with a black and green sash stripe, while the third kit is entirely solid yellow.

Tigres UANL:

Los Tigres are going with two kits with similar design. The primary kit is still in bright yellow with blue accents, although now those blue accents include a horizontal stripe with “TIGRES” written across the chest. The change kit is now a solid royal blue shirt paired with white shorts.

Tijuana:

The Xolos were one of the first Liga MX teams to reveal their jerseys. These jerseys were also the Xolos’ first jerseys outfitted by Mexican sports equipment manufacturer Charly.

Both jerseys feature black accents and sleeves, but the primary shirt is the Xolos’ signature red hue. Their change kit features a white body, a staple of previous change kits of the border club.

Toluca:

Los Diablos Rojos make some slight tweaks to the kits they wore in 2016-17. Gone are the button-up collars from the 2016-17 kits and added onto the primary shirt is white piping along the hems. The secondary kit is white with red piping. Toluca will reportedly use a black third kit with grey trim, according to an Under Armour online listing. The Under Armour web store also sells the primary kit and secondary kit.

Venados FC: 

The Merida-based team will look to fend off relegation wearing a cornucopia of kits. The primary kit is solid yellow with black pants with green and yellow accessories, while the the team could use change kits in white with grey trim, green with white trim, and tertiary and quaternary kits in red and salmon pink.

Veracruz:

The Red Sharks unveiled Charly kits similar to the ones they used during the 2016-17 season with one major difference. The V that adorned the shirt is now a chevron V, rather than a deep, script V. The sleeves on both shirts are also the color of the chevron V on each shirt.

Zacatepec:

Club Atletico Zacatepec have shown in passing a primary white kit with kelly green trim made by Yire. But not much else is known about the kits the Verdes would use.

 

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