NEW Philippines Football League entrant United City Football League recently unveiled its home and away kits for the 2020-2021 season done in partnership with Monte’ Athletics.

United City, which took the place of three-time champion Ceres-Negros FC in the PFL, will be parading the kits when they plunge into action in the league and in the AFC Cup.

Eric Gottschalk, co-founder of United City, said they are very excited with the newly forged partnership with Monte’ Athletics, which also covers the club’s merchandise, ranging from replica jerseys to branded face masks, through Monte’ Athletics’ online store on Lazada.

“I’m very happy to announce that Monte’ Athletics will be the official kit supplier of UCFC for the 2020 season. We chose them as we want to stay true to our mission of supporting football in the Philippines; and this should also include its stakeholders, the local community. We were right away convinced of the premium quality of the high-performance range of the Monte’ products, so it was an easy decision to partner with them for our inaugural season,” said Mr. Gottschalk.

Monte’ Athletics is a sportswear store whose office is located in Antipolo City.

Mr. Gottschalk said much collaboration went into the design of the kits, with the brand and the players coming up with the design while also incorporating a logo which was part of a public design competition voted by the fans.

Since officially coming on board the PFL in July, United City has steadily taken form.

It has re-signed the core of the Ceres squad, led by Stephan Schrock, Bienvenido Maranon, and recently named a new coach in British-Australian Trevor Morgan.

United City said it recognizes that it has big shoes to fill taking the place of Ceres but is determined to make its own mark.

For fans who are interested in purchasing the official United City Home and Away replica jerseys, they will be available at the Monte’ Athletics online store on Lazada starting Sept. 1. The club will also announce additional retail and online partners in the Philippines on a later date. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo