2022 MLS Jersey Sponsors
Mike Koeshartanto

MLS Jersey & Sleeve Sponsors in 2022

The 27th MLS season is upon us and it arrives earlier than normal thanks to the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicking off in November. As we’ve done for many years, we’re here to preview the season through the lens of MLS jersey sponsors.

Before we dive in, let’s talk headlines. Entering the 2022 season, only one of the 28 MLS teams does not have a front-of-jersey sponsor – the Colorado Rapids. No team will begin their 2022 campaign with a sponsor on their left sleeve; however, brands will adorn the right jersey sleeve of 13 teams. Curious which new brands have attached themselves to MLS and its teams? Check out our full rundown below.

MLS jersey sponsors

Of the 27 teams with a front-of-jersey sponsor entering the 2022 season, 23 feature the same sponsor as last season. The newcomer brands are via debutant, Charlotte FC, and their partnership with online-only bank, Ally Bank. Also new to the mix is Compass Minerals, which moves from sleeve partner of Sporting Kansas City in 2021 to more valuable real estate in 2022.

The third new brand for the 2022 season comes via FC Dallas and their partner, MTX Group. The global tech consulting firm will feature its artificial intelligence driven solutions platform, mavQ, on the FC Dallas secondary jersey. We’ve seen the splitting of front-of-jersey sponsorship by parent brands before. In the 2021 MLS season – and again in the 2022 season – the Philadelphia Union and partner Bimbo Bakeries featured Artesano on the secondary jersey.

The last of the group is XDC Network, which becomes the second blockchain brand to be a front-of-jersey sponsor in MLS following XBTO’s partnership with Inter Miami. XDC Network announced their partnership with D.C. United just before the start of the 2022 season.

TeamJersey Sponsor
Atlanta United FCAmerican Family Insurance
Charlotte FCAlly Bank
Chicago FireMotorola
CF MontrealBMO Financial Group
Columbus Crew SCNationwide Children's Hospital
D.C. UnitedXDC Network
FC CincinnatiMercy Health
FC DallasMTX Group
Houston Dynamo FCMD Anderson Cancer Center
LA GalaxyHerbalife
Los Angeles FCFLEX
Inter Miami CFXBTO
Minnesota United FCTarget
Nashville SCRenasant Bank
New England RevolutionUnited Healthcare
New York Red BullsRed Bull
New York City FCEtihad Airways
Orlando City SCOrlando Health
Philadelphia UnionBimbo Bakeries / Artesano
Portland TimbersAlaska Airlines
Real Salt LakeLifeVantage
San Jose EarthquakesIntermedia Cloud Communications
Seattle Sounders FCZulily
Sporting Kansas CityCompass Minerals
Toronto FCBMO Financial Group
Vancouver WhitecapsBell

MLS sleeve sponsors

As mentioned, 13 brands will feature on the right sleeve of jerseys at the start of the 2022 MLS season. Nine of the 13 remain from last season, including Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta), Netspend (Austin), Advocare (Dallas), XMANNA (Miami), Honey (LA Galaxy), Target (LAFC), TikTok (Portland), Emerald Queen Casino (Seattle), and General Electric (Toronto).

Each of the four newcomer brands come from four different industries. Centene Corporation is a managed care company that partnered with Charlotte FC as they look to build a headquarters in the market. Centene is already making an impact thanks to the building of community fields and paying over 1,900 Personal Seat License (PSL) fees for fans. The St. Louis-based company was also recently announced as the stadium sponsor for St. Louis CITY SC when the team debuts in 2023.

As for the other new sleeve partners, Tipico will adorn the Crew’s sleeve this year and is the league’s second sleeve sponsor with gambling ties. Further south, Nashville SC and Hyundai are partners entering the 2022 season. The South Korean brand will be the only automotive manufacturer featured across all MLS jerseys. Finally, personal care company, Dude Wipes, and New York City FC announced a partnership prior to the season.

TeamSleeve Sponsor (Left)Sleeve Sponsor (Right)
Atlanta United FCPiedmont Healthcare
Austin FCNetspend
Charlotte FCCentene Corporation
Columbus Crew SCTipico
FC DallasAdvocare
Inter Miami CFXMANNA
LA GalaxyHoney
Los Angeles FCTarget
Nashville SCHyundai
New York City FCDude Wipes
New York Red BullsOANDA
Portland TimbersTikTok
Seattle Sounders FCEmerald Queen Casino
Toronto FCGeneral Electric

MLS jerseys

Below you can see all the new jerseys to be worn in MLS this season with their front-of-jersey partner. Do you have a favorite?

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Western Conference

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