Known for producing Bayern Munich rising star Alphonso Davies, Vancouver Whitecaps FC kick off their 2020 Major League Soccer season against Sporting KC on Saturday.
The former Canadian Championship winners will don a new look away jersey for their 2020 campaign. The latest Caps alternate shirt is called the “Wave” jersey.
According to the Whitecaps: The Wave jersey represents a reflection of Vancouver and the water that surrounds the city. Inscribed on the nape of the neck is the city’s motto, “By Sea Land and Air We Prosper”. The waves are also a nod to Vancouver’s flag, which adorns the jersey’s jock tag.
“Waves have been an important symbol for our club since Denny Veitch came up with the Whitecaps name back in 1973,” said Mikkel Strøjer, Whitecaps FC vice president of brand and fan engagement. “The City of Vancouver’s official flag and motto were the inspiration for our new kit and we were proud to collaborate with the Mayor’s office to incorporate both in the design.”
The new kit will make its on the pitch debut on Saturday evening although the Whitecaps match against SKC is a home fixture at BC Place.
Photo Credits: Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS