After a tumultuous offseason that saw Sporting Kansas City ditch Livestrong from its stadium's name, and saw the loan of fan favorite Kei Kamara to Norwich City in England, the team got to be in the spotlight for some good news yesterday. Of course, the Chiefs' blockbuster trade for quarterback Alex Smith stole quite a bit of Sporting's thunder. Nonetheless, the club unveiled its new jerseys on Thursday. And they're plenty different from the old uniforms.
According to a team press release, this two-tone shirt is meant to represent the team's presence on both sides of the state line. "The new primary jersey showcases the team's Sporting Blue and Dark Indigo colors through a trendy asymmetrical design that emphasizes the state line brand element, which was introduced during the club's rebrand in 2010. The state line represents the shared border between Kansas and Missouri, with Sporting Kansas City having strong ties to both sides of the state line."
Sporting will break in the jerseys on March 2 when it opens the MLS season with an away game against the Philadelphia Union.