Color Combination Unites the Colors of the Northwest
RENTON, WASH. - The Seattle Sounders FC revealed their home and away kits today. The authentic home kit features ‘rave green’ jerseys paired with ‘sounders blue’ shorts. The team will wear ‘sounders blue’ jerseys with the ‘rave green’ shorts on the road.
“We were passionate about the color scheme from the first presentation because it is so distinguishable,” said majority owner Joe Roth. “Regardless of where you are in the world, when you see those colors you will be reminded of Seattle Sounders FC.”
The ‘Xbox 360 LIVE’ logo is featured prominently on the front of the jersey. The back of the jersey will display the player’s last name and number. The Sounders FC will debut their uniforms when the team takes the field in spring 2009.
The full on-field and training gear line integrates all the team colors including: rave green, sounder blue and cascade shale. Pending competition rules, the goalkeeper jersey will be available in black, orange or gray. The pre-game warm-up jacket and fleece pants feature the cascade shale. All pieces prominently feature a silhouette or woven Sounders FC badge accompanied by the adidas three stripes.
The Sounders FC badge represents the organization’s personality, image, core competencies and characteristics. The badge was developed with two distinct layers to represent the partnership between the ownership, the community, the players and the fans. The partners are all united under one banner which carries the team name.
“As the number one soccer brand in the world, we are proud to partner with Sounders FC to bring the team’s identity to life,” said Antonio Zea, Director of Soccer for North America at adidas. “We are confident the fans will embrace the jersey’s design as well as the unique color combination of rave green and sounder blue that reflect the Pacific Northwest landscape.”
The latest in adidas apparel technology is featured in the Sounders FC kit including ClimaCool® and Formotion™ technologies, which allows heat and sweat to escape the body and is proven to reduce fatigue and dehydration. The jersey also features ForMotion® technology, engineered to fit an athlete’s body in motion through 3-dimensional design and by flattening the seams to reduce irritation.
The official adidas/Sounders FC licensed product range includes home, away and training jerseys as well as a variety of apparel and training gear. The jerseys and other on-field product are on sale at www.soundersfc.com or exclusively at the Qwest Field Pro Shop prior to the holidays.