Taking a new look at the traditional checkerboard and adding more energy to it, Columbus Crew's kit features a black jersey with grey checkerboard print. On the back neck there is the 'State of Ohio' transfer with the star at the location of Columbus. Columbus Crew is Charter Member No. 1 of MLS – to honor this they have the Founding Club mark of nine stars in silver. This is only found on the Authentic jerseys of these nine clubs.