Sporting Kansas City unveiled their new 2021 primary kit today and it will be without a sponsor. The deal with Ivy Funds expired after the 2020 season so both the primary and secondary (Swiss Dots) kit will carry The Victory Project on the front in 2021.
Below are the six, high resolution photos, the team sent out as part of the press release.
According to the team, this is the first time a charitable organization has been on the front of a jersey instead of a sponsor. Additionally, “a portion of all the SKC kit sales in 2021 will be donated to The Victory Project.”
“Sporting Kansas City is incredibly proud to showcase The Victory Project and Children’s Mercy through this special campaign,” said Sporting Kansas City President and CEO Jake Reid. “By uniting with these organizations, we are perfectly positioned to give back to the communities that have given us so much. From the jerseys we wear on the field to the philanthropic programs we lead off the field, Sporting is dedicated to being a force for good across the region.”
The Victory Project was started by Sporting in 2013. The program was initiated to help “children through all of life’s challenges by uniting players, staff, fans and community partners across the Kansas City and Midwest regions.”
The hoop design calls back to the 2014-15 and 2016-17 secondary jerseys. However, this time it’s featured on a primary jersey with Sporting blue feature more prominently than the indigo of those kits.
The team will also wear Sporting Blue shorts and socks with this kit setup. That should allow it to comply with the “light” kit combination since the secondary kit features heavy indigo (though, indigo shorts and hooped socks sound delightful if you ask me).
Update 3/9/21: The team released some more pictures.