2019 Dynamo kit

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  1. footyfool

    footyfool Member+

    May 8, 2008
    Houston
    I’m with you. I think it looks cheap and childish.
     
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  2. Westside Cosmo

    Westside Cosmo BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 4, 2007
    H-Town
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
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    United States
    I don't think it is horrible but is sort of like a bad retro to the early 90s which isn't a classic era or look for uniforms. Were the Dynamo trying for a Zubas look (I hope people remember that gear in 1990)
     
  3. Varus

    Varus Member

    Feb 5, 2015
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    Houston Dynamo
    Solidly meh. I like the ‘17 primary and the fade in ‘15 better than this. It’s better than the sunburst though and solid orange/white sleeve we had. Like middle of the pack for home jerseys.

    I miss the white top orange shirt combo that we’ve had at times.

    I guess we’re keeping black and this new UTish orange will be our “light” jersey as others are saying
     
  4. DonJuego

    DonJuego Member+

    Aug 19, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Its Orange. It says Dynamo. Thats enough for me to love it.
     
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  5. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
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    Houston Dynamo
    #30 newtex, Feb 22, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019
    Black has not turned into the primary for the Dynamo. And it has not been worn often in the heat.

    Shirts worn, by color, number of official games:
    2016: 25 Orange, 12 Black
    2017: 35 Orange, 6 Black
    2018: 29 Orange, 9 Black

    You can see the trend. When the team introduces a new kit it gets more play but Orange is still, by far, the primary kit.

    Home games:
    2016: 15 Orange, 5 Black (worn on March 6, May 7, July 23, August 27, October 16)
    2017: 21 Orange, 0 Black
    2018: 20 Orange, 1 Black (worn on May 5)

    Yep, in 2016 they wore black shirt at home in the heat of the summer a couple of times. Not so much since. And, remember, black absorbs light, not heat. Those summer games where the team wore black were 8 pm starts.

    NOTE: in the above stats I only included Orange and Black shirts. The Dynamo also wore that special recycled white shirt for one home game last year.
     
  6. juvechelsea

    juvechelsea Member+

    Feb 15, 2006
    #31 juvechelsea, Feb 25, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2019
    Basic physics: A black body absorbs all wavelengths of light and converts them into heat, so the object gets warm. The heat absorbed by the shirt radiates into you. [If the light is reflected back into space, neither you nor the object get heated up.]

    https://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=3873

    I concede you are correct on the shirt count. I don't concede the physics. The only arguments I have heard that make physics sense in some narrow way tend to be rubbish contrarianism at heart. That if you wear layers of black robes in the desert you don't feel hot from the black. [Yeah, you feel hot from layers of fabric.] Or that different wavelengths go through and get trapped for white but not for black. Meh. I have seen studies where a white cotton T hit with a thermometer in the summer heat is like 70F-something, the white sport shirt is 90 or so, and the black is like 95.

    I am glad we don't wear it as often as I thought. I think it is a cool look but impractical, for a team that needs every thoughtful edge it can get. If the idea is get some tropical central Americans to play in our summer, well don't be dense and run them out there in black.
     
  7. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Its says it right there from the article you linked:

    "Heat and light are both different types of energy."

    "A black object absorbs all wavelengths of light and converts them into heat, so the object gets warm."

    Heat and light are different forms of energy. Black absorbs light and converts it to heat. Nowhere in there does it say that black absorbs heat.

    If players wear black in the sunlight they are going to get hotter. Completely agree on that. Wearing black in the dark would not be hotter. There is no light to absorb and create heat. When the Dynamo play after sunset they could be absorbing slightly more light from the stadium lights but that is pretty negligible compared to sunlight which is sending out a fuller spectrum of wavelengths of light.

    This study that you are referring to about white cotton shirts versus a sport shirt or a black shirt, is that in the sunlight or at night? You just say "in the summer heat".
     
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  8. DonJuego

    DonJuego Member+

    Aug 19, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
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    United States
    This is Nucking Futs. Anyone who wears dark and light shirts in Texas knows the dark shirt is hotter during the day but the same as white at night. When was the last time a dark car was hotter in the early morning than a white car? Never. The black shirts are fine at night. There is no doubt about it.
     
  9. *rey*

    *rey* Member+

    Feb 22, 2006
    Houston
    hey fellas, the orange on orange on orange kit looked fantastic in person.
     
  10. DonJuego

    DonJuego Member+

    Aug 19, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    100% agree
     
  11. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
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    United States
    Fantastic.
    Looked a'right.
    It was the orangish of the orange we have ever trotted out on the field I will say this! HA! Like 10 of those orange highlighter markers running around playing footy!
     
  12. footyfool

    footyfool Member+

    May 8, 2008
    Houston
    Yeah, I have to change my original opinion. Team appeared well dressed last night.
     
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  13. 7seven7

    7seven7 Member+

    May 5, 2008
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
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    United States
    happy to finally have an all orange uniform. the cheesy ghost prints on the top are well...cheesy. you can't see them from the stands though so i hope they wear them often
     
  14. El Naranja

    El Naranja Member+

    Sep 5, 2006
    Alief
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
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    United States
    Were the gradients visible from the stands?
     
  15. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    No. The shirt didn't even look any different than the non-striped shorts. The whole kit just looked like the same shade of orange. At one point it looked like Struna was wearing a different shade of orange shorts but they were just wet.
     
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  16. Borrachin

    Borrachin Member+

    Feb 28, 2006
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
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    United States
    Agree, when jersey first came out, it was crap, but on the field, it looked really nice. The orange shade they selected was crisp. Now, somehow a professional soccer team could not get matching long sleeve underneath shirts. Seriously?! Refs should have never allowed them to play in them, they must be the same color as jerseys, it is an easy clear rule.
     
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  17. *rey*

    *rey* Member+

    Feb 22, 2006
    Houston
    ha! i thought i was the only one that was bothered by it.

    most refs wouldn't let them come out of the tunnel like that. my only guess is they discussed it in the pre-game kit inspection and Guastatoya didn't object since it was orange vs green.
     
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  18. naranjableeder

    naranjableeder Member+

    Houston Dynamo
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    Jul 30, 2006
    In the Terraces
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
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    United States
    Our team is all about that Hi-Vis vest life...
     
  19. DonJuego

    DonJuego Member+

    Aug 19, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Am I wrong but doesn’t Adidas supply the matching color undershirts for those wishing long sleeves, and the Dynamo had on the official Adidas matching undershirts? I don’t think they went to Academy and picked up something off the shelf. In that situation it is ridiculous to propose that any referee would object. Yeah, I noticed the shade of orange was different — but when the league has a contract with Adidas and you wear the official shirt ....
     
  20. footyfool

    footyfool Member+

    May 8, 2008
    Houston
    I’ve been thinking this for years! There have been a variety of “oranges” over the years where shorts, socks, shirts were not exactly the same shade. Not as blatantly different as the undershirts, but still not quite exact matches. If it’s all Adidas equipment, why can’t it be exact?
     
  21. Westside Cosmo

    Westside Cosmo BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 4, 2007
    H-Town
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There is more on the jersey quality sold to fans here and while it seems like an Adidas problem, I wonder how much the Dynamo played a part in by having a late reveal and maybe a rushed production (although I don't think that would be the case because I think MLS and Adidas have long lead times for jersey changes, but the Dynamo one was the last to be put on sale)



     
  22. *rey*

    *rey* Member+

    Feb 22, 2006
    Houston
    actually, that's pretty normal for today's soccer jersey. the material is so light (by design) that theyre more delicate than the cotton and/or polyester ones we wore in the 70s and 80s. on the flip side, it allows a player to survive a Houston summer without dying.
     
  23. DynamoManiac

    DynamoManiac Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    They are, but I've washed mine collectively hundreds of times and never gotten a hole.
     
  24. *rey*

    *rey* Member+

    Feb 22, 2006
    Houston
    #49 *rey*, Mar 19, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
    true, but those fabric snags are due to a crappy washer, carelessness, etc. you got to wash that in delicate and hang to air dry. pfft, amateurs. can't speak on the hole.

    PS - only savages wash all their clothes together. sort that sht.
     
  25. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
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