Another week closer to the kick off to the 2017 MLS season gives us another chance to look a little closer at the official match ball, the 'Nativo'. An asset that is washed with the colours of the United States and Canada, it's a beautiful number that looks as strong still as much as it does when spinning.
Sharp saturated hues, adidas have brought plenty of colour to the pitch with this ball. A familiar panel based designed that matches up with the 2014 World Cup's 'Brazuca', it's under the hood where this ball has been engineered. Though on the surface it's a ball that's alive with vibrancy and matches the tone of an ever growing MLS.
The relatively fresh branding of the MLS is standing strong as a piece of visual evolution for the league and with the canvas of this ball, the league logo looks boldly on point. Also joining the branding, the signature from the MLS commissioner gives it an added seal of approval. The 2017 MLS season kicks off on the 3rd of March ― mark it in your calendar, get it down in writing. Pick up your tickets and suit up, the party is on its way.