Atlanta United midfielder Hector Villalba reacts wanting more noise from the fans after scoring a goal for a 3-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Atlanta.
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Atlanta United will unveil new home kits, with star, on Feb. 15

Atlanta United will unveil its primary kit for the upcoming MLS season with a show for season-ticket holders at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb. 15.

While the event will be hosted by Roger Bennett of the TV show and podcast “Men In Blazers,” the most anticipated star will be the one above the team’s crest on the new jersey. The star signifies that the team won the MLS Cup.

This will be the fourth unveiling of a kit done by the team in the past three seasons.

The first was for the first primary kit, the striped red-and-black jersey with black shorts, held at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta in Nov. 26, 2016. It was attended by a couple thousand people.

The second happened in Chattanooga when Atlanta United’s players changed at halftime of the team’s from exhibition game from their home kit into the gray tops and red shorts they wore for most of the road games in the 2017 season.

The third occurred at the team’s training ground last season when the “King Peach” road kit featuring a white jersey and shorts with peach accents and numbers was unveiled on Feb. 15, 2018.

Teams are allowed to change a kit every two years. The team wore the same red-and-black primary jersey for the past two seasons. The King Peach kit could change following the 2019 season.

Season-ticket holders should receive an email notification with information about how to attend the unveiling of the new primary kit.

The new jersey may have already been accidentally leaked online last week by one of Atlanta United’s players on one of his social media platforms. The team declined to comment on that incident.

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