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Philadelphia Union: Are You Spinal Tap In Disguise?

Is it me or does Philadelphia Union’s soccer jersey looks very similar to the Shrewsbury Town jersey worn by Derek Smalls in the cult classic movie, This Is Spinal Tap?

In the 1984 film, there’s a hysterical scene where Harry Shearer who plays the fictional character Derek Smalls tries to get through airport security. In that scene, Shearer is wearing the Shrews shirt.

You decide. Here’s the picture of Philadelphia Union’s inaugural jersey:


And here’s a still from This Is Spinal Tap with Shearer wearing the Shrewsbury jersey:


The color scheme is certainly the same. While the Shrewsbury Town shirt features more stripes, you have to admit that the similarities are uncanny.

In hindsight, maybe Friday the 13th was not the best time to announce the launch of the inaugural Philadelphia Union soccer jersey?

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  1. UnionPhan

    April 2, 2010 at 8:51 am

    You gotta love them colors. They are are just as cool now as they were in the eighties.

  2. art

    March 16, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Looks like a big mustard stain.

  3. Rex

    November 16, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Colors remind me of UNAM Pumas

  4. Lars

    November 14, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Looks like a big mustard stain.

  5. Adam Edg

    November 14, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I think it is awesome – especially since it is so different from the MLS clubs. Thank God its not a solid navy jersey like the Revs or Chivas’ 3rd.
    As much as I despise white jerseys, I hope their away is not that gold though… Maybe something similar with their lighter blue as the main color would work.

  6. Michael

    November 14, 2009 at 4:05 am

    Gaffer, you’re saying all this as if it’s a BAD thing.

    • Michael

      November 14, 2009 at 4:06 am

      And we’ll have to see if the club makes all the players stuff foil-wrapped cucumbers down their shorts.

      • The Gaffer

        November 14, 2009 at 5:16 pm

        Excellent point. I completely agree — especially the part about the cucumbers!

        The Gaffer

  7. dan

    November 14, 2009 at 12:32 am

    it should work just wat does the other jersey look like

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