What ball will the players be kicking around in the 2017 Major League Soccer season? The ball of choice this season is the adidas Nativo. Again.

The Nativo ball employs much of the design used in the adidas Brazuca ball that was used in the 2014 World Cup – six identical panels, thermally-bonded to keep moisture out of the ball, in addition to optimal grip, touch, stability and aerodynamics.

“The 2017 MLS Official Match Ball attests to how year after year adidas Soccer brings the world’s best innovative technology to the field of play,” said Ernesto Bruce, adidas Sr. Director of Soccer.

“The 2017 NATIVO’s blueprint showcases the spirit of adidas Soccer and Major League Soccer blended through a creative design language that highlights the U.S. and Canadian flags, while also featuring a unique texture that will inspire soccer fans across North America to take their game from the stadium to the street.”



The 2017 adidas Nativo is available today, at a cost of $160, from the adidas and MLS online stores.

Or you could save a few dollars, and buy the 2016 version of adidas Nativo soccer ball now from Amazon, for around $90.

The 2017 MLS season kicks off on March 3.

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