MLS Cup Western Conference Finalists of last year Minnesota United revealed their 2021/22 home jersey on Friday. The shirt is called The River Kit and furnished by Major League Soccer technical partner adidas.
According to Minnesota United:
Minnesota United today unveiled the new 2021 River Kit. Replacing the Drift Kit introduced in 2019, the River Kit is a fitting complement to 2020’s Wing Kit as the first all-blue kit for the team since coming to MLS in 2017.
The kit’s signature feature are the embossed ripples that adorn the top, evoking the bodies of water that connect the state. The River Kit also features a “Forever United” neck tape on the inside collar and raised loon pulled from the club’s badge on the outside back collar.
Since the beginning, the blue in the team’s badge has evoked the Mississippi River and the way it connects the Twin Cities and the state as whole. The greatest waters grow drop by drop, making their way through forests and fields and cities alike, connecting to each other and gathering momentum. With the River Kit, blue takes center stage for a clean look with a bevy of subtle touches.
“Last year, we brought our fans the long-awaited Wing Kit, and this year, we’re proud to have our newest kit reflect colors that have been synonymous with Minnesota United since its inception,” said MNUFC CEO Chris Wright. “Through our first four years in Major League Soccer, our blue has been used as an accent in previous kits, but it is the feature in 2021. We’re excited to have Minnesota Black and Blue highlighted in the River Kit as we head into our fifth season in MLS.”
Target returns as the primary kit partner and will continue to be featured on the front of the jerseys as they have since the club’s inaugural season. Allianz Life will be represented on the right sleeve for the 2021 season.
Photo Credits: Minnesota United and adidas