Major League Soccer side Sporting Kansas City today unveiled a white third kit for the rest of their 2015 season from adidas. It will be worn for the first time during Sunday’s clash with regional rivals Chicago Fire at Sporting Park.
According to a release from Sporting KC: The collared jersey’s signature argyle pattern, an iconic element from the third kit of the past two years, is showcased across the chest and is incorporated atop the back of the uniform, as well as on the reverse side of the socks. The silver metallic color scheme further showcases the player names/numbers, two MLS Cup championship stars above the club crest and all four distinctive logos: Ivy Funds, adidas, Sporting KC and MLS.
“With the success of our previous third kit, we wanted to create the evolution of this look,” said John Moncke, Sporting KC’s Vice President of Stadium/Brand Revenue. “Our collection of kits are typically classic with a modern edge, but this look leans more on the modern side. Argyle has become an important brand element and we gave it a reflective metallic treatment. White and metallic silver are a very clean combination.”
The third kit – to be exclusively worn with corresponding white shorts and white socks – accompanies Sporting Kansas City’s new primary uniform which launched for the team’s 20th season in 2015, in addition to the striped secondary jersey introduced last year. Both shirts will be on sale at World Soccer Shop and Kitbag.