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David Accam’s arrival gives a glimpse of the Union’s new jersey

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Here’s what we now know thanks to yesterday’s welcome at the Philadelphia International Airport.

David Accam gives Philadelphia Union fans a sneak peek at the club’s new jersey at the airport. Matt Ralph / Brotherly Game

When winger David Accam arrived at the Philadelphia International Airport, he wasn’t the only thing making an unofficial debut in Philadelphia. He was wearing the Philadelphia Union’s new kit, which was the most talked about subject of the Union’s offseason until Accam’s blockbuster signing.

The Union’s video of Accam at PHL also gives us a couple good looks at it.

So a couple of things struck me at first glance. The rumored hoops aren’t traditional hoops like Celtic or FC Dallas’ old kits. Instead of contrasting colors, the Union’s jersey alternates between slightly different shades of navy.

David Accam and Josh Yaro at the Philadelphia International Airport.
David Accam and Josh Yaro at the Philadelphia International Airport.
Matt Ralph / Brotherly Game

Missing though is the gold stripe down the center of the shirt, which had been a staple look of the club’s since its inception in 2010. Also missing was the crest in the center of the shirt, which usually means it’s going to be over the left breast. The Bimbo logo is still in the center of the shirt in the familiar red and white. Debate the sponsor name later, but realize that the logo now fits more with the overall design of the kit.

David Accam gives Philadelphia Union fans a sneak peek at the club’s new jersey at the airport.
David Accam gives Philadelphia Union fans a sneak peek at the club’s new jersey at the airport.
Matt Ralph / Brotherly Game

There’s also a bit of gold piping around the collar, which looks like a bit of an open loop. While we can’t see it yet, since it’s an adidas kit you should expect the ubiquitous three stripes in the lighter gold along the tops of the shoulders.

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