Commentary from emcee John Thorrington: “This third it represents another aspect of our unique roots in British Columbia.” — “Arbutus brown and the accents are sky blue and glacier white.”
The Whitecaps have kicked off their second season in Major League Soccer and they’re refreshing their look, taking a departure from their standard blue and white kit.
The new look will be worn by the team this Saturday when they take on the Colorado Rapids. Scarves, hoodies, t-shirts and specialty apparel will be available for sale immediately following today’s announcement.
A merchandise kiosk will be setup from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Terry Fox Plaza and the new items will be available in-stadium kiosks going forward. With the purchase of a new jersey you also receive 50% off a white WhitecapsFC jersey of equal or lesser value.
John and I are season ticket holders and I’ve already asked him about renewing for next year. The quality of the play, the fan experience, and the atmosphere at BC Place during a Whitecaps game is second to none in this city. We think the brown is fitting, “earthy”, and we can’t really have green on there since it’s a colour heavily associated with our rivals, the Sounders and Timbers. It looks good with jeans though, as modeled today by our goalkeeper Joe Cannon.