After booking their spot in the Challenge Cup semi-finals, Kansas City Current begin their NWSL regular season campaign on Saturday at the Portland Thorns.
And they will do it wearing a new-look jersey.
The Current unveiled their “Electric” secondary jersey for the 2022 NWSL season on Tuesday.
The white jersey is accented with “rising teal” in the upper left and lower right corners and red accents on the sides. The kit is completed with white shorts and the club’s signature teal socks. As with all other NWSL jerseys, it will also feature a silver badge commemorating the 10th anniversary of the women’s professional soccer league.
“I’m proud and honored to represent Kansas City,” current defenseman Kristen Edmonds said. “This community has embraced our team since day one, and every time I step onto the pitch I know I’m playing for something bigger than me. We’re building something special here and continuing to raise the bar. and set new standards.
Club sponsors Saint Luke’s Health System and Palmer Square Capital Management appear on the front and back of the shirt, respectively, along with a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City logo on the right sleeve.
“Our new kit tells the story of where we’re headed, from bold red accents to teal that runs up the sides,” Edmonds said. “I couldn’t be more excited to represent this city, this crest and everything this club stands for.”
The jersey was created locally by Willoughby Design, a Kansas City company run by owners Nicole Satterwhite and Megan Stephens. In business since 1978, Willoughby bills itself as the oldest female-owned brand design firm in the United States. Willoughby also designed the team’s inaugural and permanent crests.
The electric kit is available for purchase in youth and adult sizes at shop.kansascitycurrent.com. The new kit will also be sold at current home games at Children’s Mercy Park, beginning with the regular season home opener on May 8, and through the “Teal Mobile” merchandise truck at select community events.
The Current plays the Thorns Saturday at 5 p.m. central time on Paramount+. They will return home for the NWSL Challenge Cup Semi-Finals on Wednesday, May 4, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.