Seattle Sounders FC today unveiled its new secondary kit for the 2019 Major League Soccer season, releasing the design in conjunction with MLS and adidas at a special reveal event at Zulily headquarters in Seattle. Named “Nightfall,” the all-black kit features striking pink accents along the sleeves and sides, as well as a unique jock tag and neck tape. Nightfall replaces the previous Heritage secondary option and will serve primarily as Seattle’s away kit, though it will be worn at a select home game announced later this season. The new kit is available online now at MLSStore.com and in all Sounders FC Pro Shop locations beginning at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, February 26.
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In contrast to Seattle’s signature Rave Green primary kit, the new secondary kit’s darker profile evokes a different dimension to the vibrant atmosphere on matchday. The club and adidas drew inspiration for Nightfall from the evening sky over CenturyLink Field during an iconic match in Sounders FC history, as Seattle faced rival Portland in front of 64,207 home fans on July 13, 2014. The pink sky highlighted an amazing game in which Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa led the team to victory with a goal apiece.
“Wherever our consumer wears Nightfall, they will stand out and proudly present a unique and very special design whose inspiration is drawn from the night skyline over the Puget Sound, paying homage to the beautiful nature of Seattle and the club’s home stadium, CenturyLink Field,” said adidas Global Product Director Oliver Bechtel.
In addition to the distinctive side striping elements, Nightfall features a new jock tag depicting two iconic silhouettes: The CenturyLink Field arches set against the background of Mount Rainier. Additionally, the neck tape proclaims “Cascades to Sea,” echoing the overall theme of the kit that celebrates the unique wild beauty of the region.
Zulily enters its first season as Sounders FC’s jersey sponsor, as announced earlier this year. A company driven by attentive customer service in the digital age, Zulily is headquartered in Seattle, with corporate offices in Ohio as well as distribution centers in Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and China. In addition to its new relationship with the Rave Green, Zulily is also partnering with National Women’s Soccer League side, Reign FC. The partnership marks Sounders FC’s first new kit sponsor since joining MLS in 2009, ushering in a historic new era for the sport in the Puget Sound region, as both men’s and women’s professional teams unite under one community-focused partner.
Sounders FC hosts expansion side FC Cincinnati this Saturday, March 2, in the Rave Green’s opening match of the 2019 MLS season, with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m. PT in front of a nationally televised crowd on FS1. The club, along with season presenting partner Premera Blue Cross, kicks off its “Celebrating 10 Years in MLS” campaign, with matchday set to be filled with elements celebrating Sounders FC history, including recognition of the 2009 team – with some special guests in attendance. Additionally, the club plans to honor the life and memory of Head Coach Sigi Schmid and the legacy he built in Seattle. Additional details surrounding these activities will be shared publicly in the days ahead.
Sounders FC Season Memberships are still available, with full information available at SoundersFC.com or by calling 877-MLS-GOAL. For complete information, details and pricing on 2019 Sounders FC Season Memberships, fans should call 877-MLS-GOAL or email Sales@SoundersFC.com. Complete information on all Sounders FC ticket packages can be found at SoundersFC.com/Tickets.