What’s a sure sign that the new Canadian Premier League season is just around the corner? Two words: home jerseys. On Thursday, the Canadian Premier League and Italian sporting apparel company Macron, the league’s official kit provider, unveiled the 2020 season home kits for the seven founding CPL clubs. Every jersey features the league’s mission statement "For Canadians, By Canadians" on the inside neck, with each kit incorporating the symbolism and identity of the club within the design, a result of Macron working closely with each CPL team during the design process. The newly revealed home kits are available for purchase online. All seven founding CPL clubs hosted a home kit reveal party with local supporters groups in their cities on Thursday night, giving fans a chance to mingle with coaches and players, and see the new uniforms for the first time. Atlético Ottawa will unveil its home and away kits at a date closer to the start of the 2020 CPL regular season, which kicks off on April 11.

Pacific FC’s home jersey maintains their primary colour, "Starfish Purple." Inspired by Vancouver Island’s sunset, the fade design from purple to white is a juxtaposition between the Pacific sunset and the crashing waves on the shore. The creative stripe design is inspired by the island's star fish (sea star). Poseidon’s Trident is showcased on the back of the jersey as a symbol to control the game and protect the island. Cavalry FC celebrates 2020 with a reimagined slash jersey. It's a more fashion-forward interpretation of last year’s jersey while maintaining the design inspired by Lord Strathcona’s Horse regiment uniform, a nod to honour the regiment. Fans will recognize the boldly featured "C" on the back, representative of a horseshoe that is paying homage to Calgary, the city famous for horses, and Spruce Meadows, where the Cavs play their home games. FC Edmonton's classic jersey is inspired by their 10-year anniversary, with a clean design representing the last 10 years in a traditional Royal Blue kit. Royal Blue been synonymous with FCE since its inception and was a fitting celebratory colour for this year’s jersey. Small 10-year celebration nuances have been incorporated into the jersey featuring an embossed roman numeral "X." The X on the back of the jersey incorporates the Eddies symbol of good luck, Rally Rabbit. Valour FC’s home jersey design is inspired by the beauty, culture, and people of Manitoba while giving a nod to the province’s 150-year history. Distinctive elements including a subtle pin stripe with a fashionable double neck collar are in this year’s burgundy with gold accent jersey. The famous "Golden Boy" from the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg, arguably Manitoba's best-known symbol, is embossed on the back with the number 150 to celebrate Manitoba’s sesquicentennial. Forge FC will be sporting the Gold Champion Patch this season. The jersey design is inspired by its six regional municipalities – Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Hamilton and Stoney Creek – with the subtle horizontal stripes on the front. Forge’s iconic secondary logo, the forge hammer, is proudly represented on the back of the jersey. The hammer evokes Hamilton's story, the tool used to shape the city’s original industries, and also represents the on-going development of new industries. A feature that isn’t changing is the Nine Stripes rising vertically representing the York Region communities on this year’s York9 FC shirt. Incorporating a design touch, the stripes have been adapted to both sides to compliment the classic white jersey. A sublimated Y9 on the back of the jersey is another distinctive element along with a callout to York Region’s nine municipalities: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville. Music is an integral part of Halifax, with live music always playing somewhere in the city every night of the week. The HFX Wanderers FC jersey design is a reflection of music and their deep ties to the community. Inspired by the famous song "Barrett's Privateers" by Stan Rogers, a soundwave of the song is boldly incorporated into the fade design on the front of the jersey. The song is a modern folk song in the style of a sea shanty, full of many authentic details of privateering in the late 18th century. It is regarded as one of the Royal Canadian Navy's unofficial anthems and the unofficial anthem of Atlantic Canada. The sublimated gradient print is inspired by the blue of the Atlantic Ocean to the light Halifax sky. "Together x From Aways" is boldly centred on the jersey’s back.

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