Here's a test of post-World Cup soccer aptitude: Who won this year's CONCACAF Champions League? Take a moment. Try not to look at the headline. Still stumped? The winner was Mexico City's mighty Cruz Azul.
Yesterday night, Liga MX's Cruz Azul launched its latest kit, in partnership with Baltimore-based Under Armour. The kit marks the formal beginning of a five-year cooperative agreement between the brand and club, which was announced in late May. Cruz is the second Mexican team to sign with UA, following Toluca, the team Cruz defeated to claim CONCACAF CL glory.
The last MLS team to win the CONCACAF CL was in 2000, when L.A. Galaxy hoisted what was then called the Champions Cup. Previously, D.C. United claimed victory in 1998. Since 2000, the tournament has been dominated by teams from Mexico's top-flight.
Cruz Azul's new look sticks to tried-and-true tradition, with blue shirt and white shorts. The goalkeeper will wear a full maroon look.
The 2014/2015 CONCACAF Champions League group stages begin on August 5.
Cruz Azul will represent CONCACAF at December's 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.