MLS Looks to Give the Boot to Childhood Cancer with Special Pre-Match Jerseys – SportsLogos.Net News
Major League Soccer and its clubs want to end childhood cancer with a league-wide initiative during the month of September featuring special pre-match jerseys.
The Eighth Annual Kick Childhood Cancer Campaign Benefits and Promotes the Pediatric Oncology Group Foundation (COG), which is “the world’s largest organization dedicated solely to childhood and adolescent cancer research, uniting more than 10,000 pediatric cancer experts in more than 200 leading pediatric hospitals worldwide,” according to MLSSoccer.com.
The pre-match jerseys, made by adidas, feature an all-over design of cartoon letters and symbols in gold, which come from the international childhood cancer awareness symbol, the gold ribbon. The design appears on a white base, with a black crew neck collar and cuffs. The adidas logo, club crests and sponsor logos are all black.
Check out all 28 versions of the jersey in the gallery below:
MLS will donate all royalties from sales of these pre-match jerseys through official retail partners to COG through December 31.
The collection includes expansion franchise Charlotte FC, which was originally set to begin play in 2021. However, their debut was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As with other special MLS pre-match jerseys — like the American and Pride Versions – Clubs that have separate sponsorship agreements for training apparel have included those sponsors’ logos on these jerseys.
Other features of the month-long campaign include:
Special edition match ballsGold corner flagsGold goal netsGold captain armbandsGold ribbon patches on match shirtsGold ribbons for referees
Major League Baseball players too wore gold ribbon patches on their uniforms and gold wristbands on Wednesday 1 September to draw attention to the fight against cancer in children.
Photos courtesy of MLSStore.com and @MLS / Twitter