Red Bulls go yellow

Luke Rodgers scored the game's first goal Thursday when the Red Bulls took on the LA Galaxy in yellow shorts. Photo by Getty Images

For their playoff game against the LA Galaxy, the Red Bulls made an immediate splash. Well, the biggest splash they could make for a game that started at 11 p.m. on a Thursday night.

Instead of the usual plain away look the Red Bulls have employed in the past, they came out with yellow shorts. The shorts do go along with the yellow found in the Red Bull logo, but was jarring to see at first.

As the game progressed though, the look became more bearable and actually worked once the initial shock wore off in an eventual 2-1 loss. I wouldn’t mind if the Red Bulls kept this look next season for their away games.

Cover your eyes

Seattle probably won the U.S. Open Cup Tuesday night by simply blinding Chicago with these uniforms.

Tuesday night while watching SportsCenter after a long night of work because of those damn Yankees, I noticed a uniform that was more than a little shocking to see at 3 a.m.

It was a highlight of the U.S. Open Cup finals between the Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire. Yes, MLS teams play in a tournament outside of the regular season as one of the teams, Seattle, is preparing for the upcoming playoffs.

Don’t ask me why. Soccer is a weird game. Anyway, Seattle was wearing those uniforms that look like someone took a highlighter to the entire uniform.

There seems to be something about teams in the Pacific Northwest and highlighter uniforms. The Seahawks have worn a blinding alternate from time to time. And Oregon introduced us all the “safety green” with their socks in last year’s National Championship Game.¬†Even the Mariners use a teal color that looks pretty awesome for select home games.

Now that we have ventured out into the world beyond football here, expect a few more adventures soon with baseball getting into its League Championship Series starting soon and hockey on the horizon.