New MLS kits and ball to be unveiled by adidas
Portland, Oregon -- adidas will unveil the +Teamgeist MLS match ball and all eleven team jerseys prior to the 2006 MLS SuperDraft this Friday January 20th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The unveiling presentation will take place starting from 11 a.m. ET at the Philadelphia Convention Center Ballroom, and will be hosted by ESPN soccer host, Rob Stone.
As a result of the ten year partnership between adidas and Major League Soccer, 2006 will be the first year that adidas will supply the official team apparel and uniforms for all 12 MLS clubs, as well as the League's official match ball.
The new MLS team jerseys will be showcased and modelled during the unveiling event by a player from each respective team including MLS stars Clint Mathis (Colorado Rapids) and Arturo Torres (CD Chivas USA), as well as Generation adidas standout Chad Barrett (Chicago Fire) and Gatorade MLS Rookie of the Year, Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution).
To start the unveiling event, MLS Commissioner Don Garber will be presented with the first +Teamgeist MLS match ball by Klaus Filbry, Head of soccer for adidas America. The +Teamgeist MLS features the same technology and unique panel shape design as the +Teamgeist, official match ball for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Major League Soccer will be the first professional soccer league in the world to use the new +Teamgeist ball.
The unveiling presentation will be followed by the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, and is presented by adidas. The SuperDraft will be held in conjunction with the 59th annual NSCAA Convention held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.