MLS 2011 expansion franchise, the Vancouver Whitecaps have unveiled their adidas kits for their inaugural season (both now available at World Soccer Shop).
According to the club website:
Produced by world-renowned soccer brand and official MLS uniform supplier adidas, the new kit includes a jersey featuring the club’s recently unveiled logo on the left chest, an MLS logo on the right arm and a Canadian flag on the left arm. The front of the jerseys will also have the brand logo of Bell, the club’s new Premier Founding Partner. On the back collar, the text ‘Since 1974’ pays homage to the year when Whitecaps FC played their first season in the old North American Soccer League.
In keeping with the main traditions of the club, the new Whitecaps FC primary uniform will be all white with “deep sea” blue trim. This includes the famous adidas three stripes running from the collar and down both arms of the primary jersey in deep sea blue, while thin horizontal stripes of deep sea blue run across the front of the jersey from above the chest and grow in thickness down the jersey’s front. The horizontal stripes represent the lines in the water that are commonly seen across Vancouver’s waterfront.
The new secondary uniform incorporates the club’s other primary colour of deep sea blue with white trim. This includes three adidas stripes running from the collar and down both arms of the jersey in white. The secondary jersey also incorporates a pattern drawn from the shape of the new Whitecaps FC logo.