With the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League well underway, we figured it would be an excellent moment to rank their jerseys. Rather than judging each kit from their presentation post on twitter, we’ve now seen enough matches to see what stands out in the eyes of supporters.
Angel City made their way to the top of the list, while several disapointed to rank in last.
Here are the 2023 NWSL jerseys, ranked…
To kick off, we have the Washington Spirit.
Washington D.C. could inspire any kit, but the NWSL side decided to ignore the city’s diverse culture and prioritize instead a neutral color pallet. The black and white edition of the kit gives off a one-dimension vibe, which reflects their 2022 11th place finish.
To accompany the Spirit at the top of the list, we have the North Caroline Courage.
The 2023 jersey failed to inspire, as the hombre effect shoulders the majority of the design efforts. The colors show up well, but that’s really all there is to it. On the field, the jersey blends into its surroundings, making it complicated for supporters to appreciate the kit and notice a particular player.
If you’re a fan of orange, then this is the kit for you!
The Houston Dash went all out to sport their signature orange on the jersey, but failed to incorporate much of anything else. Though it’s a step up from other teams’ neutral color selections, the Dash could’ve added certain details to differentiate this jersey from the 2022 edition.
Another purple jersey, not surprising.
Though the team color may be night, the Orlando Pride shouldn’t rest their entire design on two specific shades of purple but it does. As opposed to the Houston Dash design, at least this jersey has accents of a brighter purple to create some kind of contract.
It remains underwhelming though.
Given their color scheme and creative name, the San Diego Wave could’ve done so much better this year.
The city of San Diego inspires much more than a bright color palette restricted to half of the team badge. Though the logo looks cool against a neutral background, it might just be too plain for the average fan. I would’ve liked to see accents of a wave throughout the jersey, front or back. But no, the team gave us a lackluster design.
The team may sit in third place on the NWSL standings, but they are definitely not third on this list.
The 2023 edition of the jersey left something to be desired, but it’s not terrible. The design stands out, and earns points for opting against a neutral or plain background like earlier listed teams. The classic dark blue and red combination keeps the jersey traditional, though less exciting.
Still, a solid effort.
The Kansas City Current went for it with the bright red jersey with teal accents.
Though the colors may not be everyone’s favorite, at least the kit boasts the team colors proudly. This kit also features a design on the front, and while simple, at least it adds dimension to an otherwise simple jersey.
Angel City’s 2023 home kit may be high on this list, but it still doesn’t top the 2022 edition.
After debuting with a detailed kit that boasted pink, black and gray accents with palm tree leaves to reflect the city of Los Angeles, this year’s kit just feels lackluster. The team opted for a completely black jersey, with a touch of gray for the logos and crest. Fans miss the pink.
The palm trees returned, this time to form the vertical lines on the kit. We’re not completely sure fans will notice while watching from the stands, but at least they are present.
The jersey left something to be desired, but extra points for the “Volemos,” Spanish word for fly, on the back to hone in on the team’s diverse fanbase.
I may not be a fan of the gingham style patter, but Racing Louisville get points for trying something different.
The use of the team’s colors work well, using purple for the overall design and the bright blue for the badge. The jersey stands out well on the field, as oppose to blending into its surroundings as several ones do.
Again, points for creativity on this one.
This one is definitely unique.
The Portland Thorns did an excellent job at challenging core 2000’s fashion, bringing back images of Ed Hardy. Though it may be a polarizing kit- you either love it or hate it- but at least the team tried a new design to celebrate the championship 2022 campaign.
Gotham FC tried something and succeeded.
The New Jersey and New York based team boasts a cool graphic design throughout their jersey, making it a standout on the pitch! The colors compliment each other well, coordinating with the teal from the team’s badge on the upper left corner.
The jersey also does a phenomenal job at representing both states, giving a node to the colors of the Statue of Liberty to hone in on the New York of it all. After a mediocre showing from several NWSL sides in 2023, this kit does well to stand out.
And at number one we have: the Chicago Red Stars!
The jersey wonderfully highlights the team with the stars pictured throughout the front and back. To add dimnesion to an otherwise plain black background, the team opted for a graphic deption of connected stars, almost a geometric design. But still, the colors, pattern and design all make sense to emphasize the Chicago Red Stars.
A phenomenal job, simple but elegant.
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