Vancouver Whitecaps FC have launched their 2017 home kit from MLS outfitter adidas. The team is calling the shirt “The 2017 Rain Jersey”.
Available soon at the World Soccer Shop, Kitbag and UK Soccer Shop Major League Soccer Stores, the kit is in the Whitecaps traditional primary white with blue detailing. It uses a new adidas shirt design featuring a ribbed v-neck collar.
adidas’ shoulder stripes make a return after appearing on the flanks of all of the MLS kits launched in 2016. The infographic below explains the significance of Vancouver’s wet weather in the design of the “Rain” jersey.
Rebuilding after a disappointing 2016 season, the Vancouver Whitecaps open their 2017 MLS campaign at the Philadelphia Union on March 5th. They face the New York Red Bull in CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final action in ahead of their MLS run.
Photo Credits: Vancouver Whitecaps FC