The 2021 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season is already underway as KC NWSL earned their first point of the season on the road against expansion side Racing Louisville. They did so in their all white (with teal socks) kits from the NWSL Challenge Cup preseason tournament. With more matches coming quickly, it was time for an official look for the season.
The team unveiled that look on Twitter with a slick video yesterday.
I don’t know about you, but just watching that video has me hyped! The team unveiled an all red look for the 2021 season. Some fans expressed disappointment to not embrace the teal (hey, the socks!) in the primary jersey.
I personally feel the same way, but I’m willing to reserve judgement on anything KC NWSL until 2022. They had to scramble to move the pieces of the former Utah Royals to Kansas City in record time and the lead time on working with a big brand like Nike is a long one. These are undoubtedly a template (and it’s possible it’ll be a pretty simple look for a few years as Chad Reynolds of Sporting KC has told us in SKC’s workings with adidas, it’s a long runway to bring a jersey to the market).
So, sure, it’s all red this year. But there are teal socks! And the shoulder has a little something going on. Without further delay, let’s get into some high resolution photos provided by the team of the new kits, featuring Kristen Edmonds, Lo’eau Labonta and Rachel Corsie. Plus just a shot of the socks!
Kansas City NWSL plan to unveil a name, logo and color scheme in 2022 after they have time to get fan input. So this look is just for this year, but I expect we’ll see a lot more teal, probably some more red, and maybe some of that navy blue in the logo (let’s hope, this is The Blue Testament after all).
What do you think of the new kit? Let’s discuss in the comments below.
Note: The team is calling the color of their socks teal, so I’m using that word too. But, when I call that color teal to my wife, she always corrects me that it’s turquoise (it’s her favorite color, so she’s thrilled they are using it). You judge for yourself. Now that I’ve put that in a story, I’m letting it go!