The Seattle Sounders held their Kit Reveal shindig at the CenturyLink Field Pro Shop with a couple hundred or so season-ticket holders on hand. Voice of the Sounders, Ross Fletcher, emceed the event. Sigi Schmid sporting a nice black fedora, said a few words about the upcoming season.
Modeling the new threads were Designated Player Osvaldo Alonso, local boys DeAndre Yedlin and Lamar Neagle, and new striker Kenny Cooper.
(And all of a sudden I feel like I'm writing some Oscars red carpet review - Sigi looked smashing in a black fedora by Borsalino. ((No, I have no idea what I'm talking about.)) But I digress.)
Who knows how often we will see them sporting these out on the pitch? In years past, they have worn the third kits for US Open Cup and Champions League matches, plus friendlies and visits to Portland.
The color "Pitch Black" is apparently attributed to the complete darkness of Puget Sound at night.
Can't help thinking about that terrible Vin Diesel movie when I hear "Pitch Black", but despite that, I kinda like the kit, which is completed with neon green shorts and socks.
The badge is something called a lenticular and has a 3D effect. Not the traditional crest that some had requested, but definitely gives the shirt a bit more character. The shirts also have the 40th anniversary patch on the lower left front, which were apparently attached with much haste the day of the event (none of the promotional photos even include them).