Once a fixture in the English Premier League, Southampton FC will return to the second tier of English soccer, The Championship, for the first time since the 2008/09 season after placing second in League One during its 2010/11 campaign.
As the Saints prepare for their August 6th season opener against Leeds United, the Southampton Umbro 2011/12 home kit has been launched. According to the club website:
The slick and professional design – part of the ‘Tailored by Umbro’ range – marks a return to the familiar red and white stripes, which are complemented by black shorts and red socks. There is also a blend of something entirely new, with Main Club Sponsor aap3 included on the front of the shirt for the first time.