Seattle Sounders revealed their brand-new away jersey for the MLS 2021 season. We're not talking about an ordinary uniform at all, as it was inspired by the music icon Jimi Hendrix, who was born in Seattle. 'The Jimi Hendrix Kit' had multiple reactions, even from other teams' supporters.
Asides from the deep bond that the musician built with the city, the soccer team has a connection with the worldwide known figure as well. 'All Along the Watchtower', one of his songs, can be heard at the Lumen Field in matchdays. For their next campaign, the Sounders decided to go further and they will wear a uniform that pays tribute to the legendary singer.
The team finally unveiled the uniform, which will have an unprecedented purple color for Sounders' history, but one that has plenty to do with Hendrix. However, some people immediately fell in love with the jersey, while others didn't seem to like it very much.
The reactions to the Sounders' jersey inspired in Jimi Hendrix
A beloved figure like Jimi Hendrix will always be respected even more in his hometown. In Seattle, you can feel the pride that there exists of being the place where such an important star grew up. Hendrix's legacy goes beyond music, and that's why Seattle Sounders feels the connection with him too.
This new jersey may be seen as an opportunity for fans to combine their devotion for the Sounders and the musician all in one. Still, not everyone reacted so happily to it. Asides from fans who had different thoughts, supporters from other teams like Orlando City joked about how they copied their primary uniform as well. Even Nicolás Lodeiro, the talented midfielder from Seattle, praised The Jimi Hendrix Kit.
Seattle Sounders will have a unique away jersey in 2021 linked with the legendary musician Jimi Hendrix, born and raised in Seattle, where he has statues and parks named after him. Now he will be remembered with a soccer jersey as well, which many fans have already hurried to purchase.