Austin FC has unveiled the Club’s secondary jersey, named the "Legends Jersey," ahead of its inaugural MLS season. The jersey prominently features YETI, the leading premium outdoor brand, as the Official Jersey Partner, and Netspend, Austin FC’s payments and digital solutions provider, as the Official Sleeve Partner. Austin FC’s secondary jersey celebrates the earliest group of Austin FC legends by honoring the Club’s supporters who help to grow the legend of Austin with Austin FC.
“Austin FC’s secondary jersey features design elements exclusively created by Club supporters, and the incorporation of bright verde elements throughout the front and back of the jersey allows the Club to continue establishing a core component of our identity,” commented Andy Loughnane, Austin FC President. “The 2021 secondary jersey will serve as a complement to the record-setting 2021-2022 primary jersey, while being consistent with MLS Clubs who feature a similar adidas EQT design across both the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Austin FC is driven by our fans. In particular, our supporters were instrumental in making this Club a reality. Now that we’re on the threshold of our first season, we honor these supporters as legends with a jersey dedicated to them.”
Austin FC’s Legends Jersey, which is engineered by the Official Sponsor and Product Supplier of MLS, adidas, is a classic white jersey design with bright verde accents and supporter-created features that are unique to the 2021 secondary kit. In addition to the distinctive bright verde shoulder and collar accents, this one-year kit also features a matching green YETI logo on the front chest as well as matching green player letters and numbers on the back. The custom jock tag on the jersey honors Austin Anthem, the Club’s first supporters group whose members played an inspirational role in the development of Austin FC. The neck tape was designed by Austin Anthem, and presents iconography celebrating places and themes meaningful to Austin FC supporters. The custom neck tape design icons include a record, taco, calavera, trumpet, guitar, food truck, soccer cleat, bat, and the Texas Capitol building.
The Legends jersey will be featured on-field throughout the 2021 MLS season. Fans interested in purchasing authentic and replica editions of Austin FC’s Legends jersey in men’s, women’s and youth styles may do so immediately at Verde Van locations throughout Austin, YETI retail stores and YETI.com, MLSStore.com and adidas.com.
The light-colored 2021 secondary jersey will be a part of Austin FC’s 2021 jersey set alongside the green and black striped 2021-2022 primary jersey that was released last year. The 2021 secondary jersey will cycle-out of Austin FC’s jersey set at the conclusion of the 2021 season, and a newly-designed secondary jersey will be introduced for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The 2021-2022 primary jersey broke MLS sales records upon its 2020 release.
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