New Dimension Steel Orchestra brightens Toronto FC’s dismal season

TFC unveils “Energy Kit” Jersey amidst fan enthusiasm and concerns

By Stephen Weir

New Dimension Steel Orchestra in TFC kit
New Dimension Steel Orchestra

Toronto FC has created a buzz with the launch of their new “Energy Kit” jersey earlier this week.  The soccer team’s announcement was accompanied by an attention-grabbing video featuring the North York New Dimension Steel Orchestra and Mas models wearing skimpy mas costumes. The video, making rounds on social media platforms, has garnered significant attention.

The team plans to wear the Energy Kit jersey during Toronto FC’s annual Caribbean Heritage Night match against St Louis at BMO Field this Saturday. The event will be a combination of Caribbean cuisine, pre-game tailgates with Soca DJs, steelband performances, and appearances by participants from the Junior Carnival Parade. Notably, Soca superstar Machel Montano will be part of the kit’s lookbook and provide the campaign’s soundtrack. The Energy Kit will be sold at the BMO Field retail stands for $189 during TFC home games.

“We are thrilled Toronto FC was granted the opportunity to unveil a third kit to our supporters this summer,” said Toronto FC General Manager Jason Hernandez in a press release. “The Energy Kit is one of a kind, and it embodies the essence of our vibrant Caribbean community in so many ways.”

What do fans think about the Jersey?  Generally speaking, it is a big hit. But, and it is a big But, in commenting about the new look shirt, the fans took the opportunity to vent about the poor play of the team.  They are currently in second last play with a record of 3 wins 11 draws and 8 loses.

“I like it. But I refuse to spend any more cash on this team until management gets it together,” writes a fan who goes by the nickname Eastend Dom.  And Hector Andres summed it up by writing online “Jerseys sick but I’m not spending another dollar on this club until we get some points on the board”.