Monday, June 12, 2017

Dallas, Cleveland Unveil Uniforms

The two expansion teams set to begin play in the 1994-95 season took another big step towards their first season just days after the Lewis Cup Finals ended. The Dallas Desperadoes and Cleveland Cosmos both unveiled their inaugural logos and uniforms on June 10, 1994.

The Desperadoes' primary logo features a cow skull stylized to resemble a goalie mask placed over a gold star, while the alternate mark, which will be worn on the left leg of the pants rather than the shoulder, features a pair of revolvers crossed over a map of Texas. The team colors of black, gold, orange and white were unveiled last year and are a sort of tribute to the city's former team, the Dallas Metros. The Home uniform will be white, trimmed with black, gold, and orange, while the road uniform will be black.

The Cleveland Cosmos, whose name was selected through a "name the team" contest, will wear one of the most unusual-looking jerseys ever to see PHL ice. The "out of this world" primary logo features a planet with the team name appearing to form a ring around it and an asteroid striking it. The uniforms feature the team colors of purple, silver, and black with purple serving as the main color for the road jersey and white as the home uniform. both uniforms feature a starry sky pattern sublimated onto the bottom of the jersey with stripes styled to look like a streaking asteroid running down both arms. "It's certainly very different"said GM Bill Kelly, who himself was no stranger to wild expansion team uniforms. Kelly played goal for the neon green-clad Edmonton Northern Lights in their first season in 1976-77. "It definitely reminds me of my time in Edmonton in the late 70s" he said. We didn't have a wonderful team but those blue and green sweaters certainly got us noticed. Hopefully fans will like these sweaters, but more importantly, I hope we can give them a winning team to watch too."

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