Seattle Sounders FC 2013 adidas Home and Away Jerseys
Three-time US Open Cup winners Seattle Sounders FC unveiled their 2013 adidas home and away jerseys on Wednesday night. Both shirts will be available at World Soccer Shop and soccer.com.
According to the Sounders website: The primary kit remains rave green and features a subtle silhouette of the Space Needle positioned vertically on the right chest. The traditional adidas three stripes and trim are in Sounders blue.
The secondary kit continues in cascade shale with the addition of a two inch vertical stripe which connects team colors through a mosaic design to emphasize the team’s unique and diverse fan base. The adidas three stripes and trim are also in rave green. Fans will notice a new lettering and numbering font for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. This will be the first time the primary and secondary kits feature different patterns.
“Rave green has become an integral part of the team’s identity,” said Sounders FC owner Joe Roth. “The new kits feature unique designs and detailing that will further link the team to the supporters and the city of Seattle.”
The adidas ForMotion™ kits will improve comfort and enhance performance by reducing the fabric weight by 27%. The overall weight of the jersey has been reduced by 34g. The TechFit PowerWeb bands have been removed from the jersey and are now on the MiCoach Elite system baselayer.
The primary kit will be worn for all MLS league matches but will be substituted by the cascade shale if the rave green is in color conflict or is similar to a home team’s primary kit. The super cyan kit, which debuted in 2012, will continue to be worn for Champions League, U.S. Open Cup and friendly matches in order to differentiate between these competitions and MLS league matches.
In 2013, the Xbox logo continues to be featured prominently on the jersey front with the Sounders FC badge over the heart. The badge represents the team’s personality, image, core competencies and characteristics. The design is loosely based on a heraldic shield, which helped identify warriors who were otherwise hidden by their armor.
Photo Credits: Seattle Sounders FC
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