Impressed by the rugged fantastic thing about the close by Rocky Mountains, Main League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids unveiled their new secondary package on Friday, dubbing it the “Class 5” package.
The jersey is a pale mint inexperienced with darkish inexperienced accents and a henley collar. Topography strains are embossed on jersey, representing six Colorado mountains which are over 14,000 ft excessive (often known as “14ers”): Grays Peak, Torreys Peak, Pikes Peak, Mt. Bierstadt, Mt. Evans, and Quandary Peak.
The inexperienced color harkens again to the Rapids’ kits within the early days of MLS. When the league started in 1996, Colorado wore primarily inexperienced house kits, however switched a predominantly blue look in 2003 earlier than adopting burgundy and sky blue in 2007.
The jersey additionally encompasses a tag with the quantity 96 contained in the C from the Colorado flag, recognizing the Rapids’ standing as an authentic MLS membership and as representatives for all the state. The motto “ONE CLUB” is printed contained in the collar.
🏔 Mt. Bierstadt
🏔 Mt. Evans
🏔 Grays Peak
🏔 Torreys Peak
🏔 Quandary Peak
🏔 Pikes Peak
The brand new Class 5 package options genuine topographical maps of six iconic Colorado 14ers. pic.twitter.com/suEoCOGQT4
— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) March 26, 2021
The “Class 5” moniker refers to techniques score the issue of mountain climbs. Class 5 climbs are sometimes probably the most troublesome climbs. “To summit an impediment on this method requires focus, self-discipline and unrelenting dedication,” the Rapids’ web site reads. “As Coloradans, we stay for that problem.”
The identify and quantity on the again of the jersey are set in darkish inexperienced. The mint inexperienced jersey is paired with darkish inexperienced shorts and mint inexperienced socks.
As a part of the “Class 5” package launch, the Rapids are serving to increase cash for the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI), a nonprofit that helps shield and protect mountains designated as 14ers within the state. Followers who purchase the brand new package on the crew’s professional store can have the choice to make a donation to CFI on the checkout. The crew can also be making a “Class 5” jersey patch, and proceeds from the sale of patches will go to CFI.
Characteristic photograph courtesy ColoradoRapids.com