Defending MLS Cup champions Sporting Kansas City unveiled their new away jersey for the 2014 and 2015 seasons last week at the Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport as part of Major League Soccer’s annual Jersey Week. The new shirt is now available in authentic and replica versions at World Soccer Shop.
According to the Sporting KC website: The secondary kit showcases the team’s Sporting Blue and dark indigo colors through a horizontally striped pattern on the jersey front, as well as the socks, which is indicative of the stripes in the Sporting Kansas City logo. The uniform’s dark indigo base color keeps with the tradition of the team’s secondary kits each of the past three seasons.
At the heart of the uniform is the introduction of a three-dimensional lenticular Sporting KC shield with a checkered pattern visible in the background, as well as the neck tape, that pays tribute to the flags waved by supporters at Sporting Park. Additionally, imprinted inside the jersey on the reverse side of the crest is a “For the Glory of the City” badge inspired by the KC Cauldron’s banner display at the 2012 U.S. Open Cup final.
Two stars are vertically stacked above the shield to represent the team’s two MLS Cup championships (2000, 2013), highlighted by the gold star exclusive to Sporting Kansas City as a distinction of Major League Soccer’s reigning champion.
Photo Credits: Sporting KC