With its first Major League Soccer game rapidly approaching, Nashville SC wants to make sure it’s has the right players to put an entertaining and competitive product on the field — and they want to look good doing it.
The expansion side unveiled its first home kit Saturday, a little more than a month before their first kick in MLS. Nashville’s first designated player, Hany Mukhtar, showed off the gold kit during an event for fans at the Wildhorse Saloon. More than 2,000 people attended the release party.
“Our inaugural home kit in Major League Soccer was designed with the City of Nashville, our community, partners, fans and team at the core,” Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre said in a statement. “Today’s event was the perfect celebration to all those elements coming together as one.
“We chose a relatively uncomplicated design to establish our arrival in an authentic, bold kit that celebrates our club colors and our ‘Boys in Gold.’ We completed our jersey by adding Renasant Bank as our official jersey sponsor and a partner who’s always eager to innovate and find creative ways to share our MLS story and make our city proud.”
The color of the jersey is a light gold and sports the Renasant Bank logo in dark blue lettering across the chest. The team’s crest is above the sponsor on the left side of the chest, mirrored by an Adidas logo on the right. Three stripes run along the shoulders of the jersey, and an MLS patch is on the left bicep.
Nashville SC revealed its home kits on Jan. 18, 2020 ahead of its inaugural season in Major League Soccer. (Images courtesy: Nashville SC)
On the shorts, three stripes run down each side. The left leg features the player’s number and the right leg shows the team’s crest.
The primary jock tag honors the State of Tennessee and commemorates the club’s inaugural season with the star arrangement from the Tennessee State Flag.
The club said the kit, “pays homage to NSC’s first season in MLS as well as the State of Tennessee. The electric gold jersey with acoustic blue trim is on full display as the club’s official colors are transformed from logo to kit.”
The crest was inspired by “the beat of Nashville, the rhythm of the game and the sonic qualities” of the city.
Nashville SC will play its first regular-season MLS game Feb. 29, hosting Atlanta United FC at Nissan Stadium.
— Nashville SC (@NashvilleSC) January 18, 2020