Major League Soccer and adidas have announced the official match ball for the league’s milestone 25th season, the 2020 MLS NATIVO XXV.
The reimagined NATIVO pulls inspiration from the first MLS ball in 1996 to celebrate the 25th MLS season and kick off a new decade of soccer in North America. The ball will go on sale online and in stores on January 2, 2020.
Incorporating colors from the original MLS ball and identity, the NATIVO design is inspired by the past. The ball is made of 100% water-based materials and print colors yielding the most sustainable design to date.
The design features on a ball offer the same high-performance structure and panels as recent FIFA World Cup models, but with a unique ‘Hi-White’ material – allowing for better visibility on the pitch for players.
The new MLS NATIVO XXVis one of the many ways MLS’ will celebrate its milestone year. In the coming months, MLS will unveil a series of initiatives to celebrate 25 years and to kick off a new decade of soccer in North America.