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WEEK OF OCTOBER 26, 2020

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ON THIS DAY: MLS CUP 1997
Bolivian D.C. United fans
Photo: Matthew Ashton

FINAL SCORE
D.C. United 2 - 1 Colorado Rapids
Link

COMMEMORATE THE OCCASION:
 
D.C. UNITED HEAVYWEIGHT EMBROIDERED T-SHIRT
SIZE L

Available via the Tens Club archive with 15 new re-worked vintage pieces

Also in 1997 was the MLS All-Star Game at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ


LA Galaxy Forward/GK Jorge Campos scored this goal and then played goalie in the 2nd half.

It was a 9-goal, 5-4 thriller.
You can watch the entire game here.

Anyway, the logo looked like this:
 

We couldn’t dig up that hat, but we did find this...
 

MAJESTIC 1997 MLS ALL-STAR GAME FUJIFLM ROCK ‘N BOWL BASEBALL JERSEY
SIZE L

TWO AVAILABLE
via the Tens Club archive

Was there a bowling tournament among the festivities at MLS Cup 1997 where they wore baseball jerseys??? It appears so.



Lastly, we found this press release that sounds like it was from 1997 but actually happened in 2004:
 
And these incredible details:

"On-the-field soccer looks have recently become popular fashion items, making for the natural evolution of a JNCO-inspired MLS collection. The new line of apparel will feature t-shirts, fleece, jeans, headwear, active tops, non-replica jerseys and accessories. Names, faces and jersey numbers of MLS star players are also planned as part of future designs.

The elaborate MLS offering will feature the distinct JNCO edge with a look and feel manifest in the fabric, fit, finish, wash, and details. The new collection will stand on its own while complementing the existing JNCO collections. To maintain the sport's - and the collection's - look as European in influence - JNCO recruited a top designer from Italy to lead a team of professionals to create the line."



American soccer sleuth Pablo Maurer dug up a few photos of the merch back in February

This week we acquired two more pieces from the collection and will have them up in the archive later this week:
 

IN THE MEANTIME:

Do you own, know of, or can point us in the right direction of any JNCO x MLS merch? We’d love to hear from you—reply to this email.

OK, GAMES THIS WEEK:
 
[ALL TIMES EASTERN]

MONDAY
AC Milan v AS Roma 345p Serie A

TUESDAY
Atalanta v Ajax 4p UCL
Marseille v Man City 4p UCL
VVVVenlo v D'Bosch 3p KNVB Cup

WEDNESDAY
Juventus v Barcelona 4p UCL
Man United v RB Leipzig 4p UCL
Toronto FC v NYCFC 730p MLS

THURSDAY
Sociedad v Napoli 4pm Europa
AEK Athens v Leicester 155p Europa
Unión SF v Emelec 615p Copa SA

FRIDAY
Wolves v Crystal Palace 4p EPL

SATURDAY
B Mon'bach v RB Leipzig 130p B'liga
Liverpool v West Ham 130p EPL

SUNDAY
Aston Villa v Southampton 7am EPL
Man United v Arsenal 1130a EPL
Napoli v Sassuolo 12p Serie A
Lille v Lyon 3pm Ligue 1
Sporting KC v MN United 730p MLS

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