Sporting Kansas City released the club’s new third kit today featuring a monochromatic white and metallic silver jersey that will debut this Sunday at Sporting Park. The uniform will be available to purchase, while supplies last, at Sporting Style locations inside the stadium beginning at 2 p.m. CT when gates open 30 minutes early in anticipation of a sold out crowd to see Sporting KC host rivals Chicago Fire on ESPN2.
In conjunction with the jersey launch, a Sporting Style pop-up store will open in the Boulevard Members Club inside Sporting Park from 12-6 p.m. CT from Monday through Saturday starting on May 4. The limited edition third kit – also sold in youth and women’s replica versions – will be available along with a matching anthem jacket, henley shirt and team scarf.
The collared jersey’s signature argyle pattern, an iconic element from the third kit of the past two years, is showcased across the chest and is incorporated atop the back of the uniform, as well as on the reverse side of the socks. The silver metallic color scheme further showcases the player names/numbers, two MLS Cup championship stars above the club crest and all four distinctive logos: Ivy Funds, adidas, Sporting KC and MLS.
“With the success of our previous third kit, we wanted to create the evolution of this look,” said John Moncke, Sporting KC’s Vice President of Stadium/Brand Revenue. “Our collection of kits are typically classic with a modern edge, but this look leans more on the modern side. Argyle has become an important brand element and we gave it a reflective metallic treatment. White and metallic silver are a very clean combination.”
The third kit – to be exclusively worn with corresponding white shorts and white socks – accompanies Sporting Kansas City’s new primary uniform which launched for the team’s 20th season in 2015, in addition to the striped secondary jersey introduced last year.