Sounders FC unveil ‘The Jimi Hendrix Kit’ as new secondary jersey

SEATTLE — Seattle Sounders FC is still the Rave Green. But Thursday, the team revealed its secondary jersey for the 2021 to 2022 seasons.

The secondary kit design honors legendary musical artist and Seattle native Jimmy Hendrix.

The official name is “The Jimi Hendrix Kit.”

“We couldn’t be more excited and proud to finally introduce The Jimi Hendrix Kit to the world; a true intersection of sports, music and pop culture,” said Sounders FC owner and President of Business Operations Peter Tomozawa. “Jimi’s legacy looms large, not just here in Seattle where he was born and raised, or for the Sounders, where his iconic rendition of ‘All Along the Watchtower’ has been a part of matchday tradition for years, but across the entire world. In his short life, Jimi gifted us with his talent, and, even more so, with his generous and loving spirit. We wanted this kit to embody that colorful, creative personality, while also using it as a way to further good, just as Jimi used his own platform.”

The jersey’s dynamic purple, orange and yellow uniform was inspired by Hendrix’s love of color and psychedelic patterns, the team said.

Fans can now purchase the jerseys.

Sounders FC stated it is partnering with club partner, the Puyallup Tribe’s Emerald Queen Casino, to donate proceeds up to $500,000 from the first 30 days of the sales made at official team Pro Shop locations and to area nonprofits.