A slow start in a tough conference hasn’t stopped Syracuse FC from bringing a unique look and potent design to the Midwest-East conference. The club’s badge uses a striking combination of black, white, gold, and red to surge Syracuse to the top of a lower league design community that is constantly finding new ways to impress onlookers and the club’s image has continued to provide supporters with interesting scarves and kits.
The club’s main independent supporters’ group, Central Union 48, continues the club’s traditional colors and has created an equally iconic image.
The club collaborated with INARIA to create its 2018 kits. INARIA also created kits for clubs like the New York Cosmos and has created several custom designs that have received attention. The Toronto-based company has proven useful for both of its New York clients, amongst others like Kingston Stockade, also in New York, and Providence City FC.
Syracuse’s kits for 2018 were straight forward. Coming in maroon, white, and black, the kits all featured a white sash from the collar to the end of the right-side sleeve and featured two of the club’s sponsors on the front. The kits themselves are not rule breaking, but Syracuse’s fantastic beginnings in design should leave all lower league soccer fans interested in what the club has in store both on and off its kits for 2019 and the years to follow.
More attention, more seasons, and more experience will surely send more opportunities Syracuse’s way. All we lovers of the game can do is wait and see where the club goes on and off the pitch as it looks to become one of the big names in a Midwest region full of clubs pushing the boundaries in design.
- Dominic Bisogno