The Philadelphia Union debuted their new secondary kit for the 2019 season on Monday morning.
The “Inspired Kit” has a simple navy and white design with a change to the coloring of the Bimbo sponsorship in the middle of the shirt.
Similar to the change made for the 2019 home jersey, the Union switched the logo color to a monochromatic navy.
Some of the other unique features for the secondary kit are the back tags created by local athletes, influencers and fans that were voted on during a process in December.
Each player can choose from one of the 10 back tags to use on their jersey for each time they wear the secondary kit.
There’s also a radial design that stems from the snake logo on the lower left hip of the jersey.
“We’re a club founded by fans and we wanted these kits to reflect that in our 10th season,” Union senior vice president of marketing and communications Doug Vosik said. “It’s fitting that
we found inspiration for a design directly from our supporter group, the Sons of Ben, and fans.”
“Over the years, The Sons of Ben have used sun radial designs frequently in their tifos, in addition
to their in-stadium street art mural, a fan-favorite photo moment on game day. To honor all fans,
we invited them into the design process by enabling them to vote on hundreds of back tag
designs to decide on the final ten options for the secondary jersey.”
The new secondary jersey goes on sale on February 8, which is the same day as the kit release party the club has scheduled at its facility in Chester, Pennsylvania.