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New FC Dallas Jerseys Released at Trinity Hall to Make Money: A Fan’s Reaction
The new FC Dallas jerseys, which the team will sport for the 2012 season, have been released. From my experience at the debut, on March 1, of these uniforms, their purpose seemed clear. The new FC Dallas jerseys look sharp, but their sole purpose is to make money.
The New FC Dallas Jerseys
Before I critique the release at Trinity Hall in Dallas, I must admit I like the new FC Dallas jerseys. The shirts have broad horizontal stripes that alternate between either blue or red and white. The team name, FC Dallas, is prominently displayed across the chest. I thought the best part of the uniform was the socks, which are bright red. When a player is streaking down the sideline, fans will just see a red line along the ground. It's the socks.
FC Dallas Jerseys Trinity Hall
I should have known, before I even stepped foot into Trinity Hall, that the uniforms were designed to make the soccer team money. The party was at Trinity Hall, after all. Trinity Hall is likely the only place in Dallas where the sport of "football" involves more than overweight men pushing each other. Trinity Hall is where fans come to watch football, or soccer, whatever you want to call it.
Yet, Trinity Hall is also located within walking distance of Highland Park and University Park, two of the wealthiest cities in America. At $110 each, the team is counting on these residents to purchase the New FC Dallas jerseys.
I realize jerseys are expensive. They are of a high quality and many licenses are needed. Still, could there not be a more affordable alternative? I understand the new FC Dallas Jerseys, being sold at $110, have a place in the team's marketing. Have compassion for the fans that do not live near Trinity Hall, the ones that cannot afford the new FC Dallas jerseys. They are just as loyal. How about a special party for them, FC Dallas?
I went to the release of the new FC Dallas' jerseys at Trinity Hall, from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. March 1. The 2012 FC Dallas jerseys will be sold at Trinity Hall through March 3.
Scott Brodie lives in Dallas. He enjoys playing soccer and watching FC Dallas compete in MLS.
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