The Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League are wearing their civic pride on their sleeves with their new away kit, unveiled on Thursday.
The kit incorporates elements of the Houston city flag — including a blue star pattern on the front and gold trim on the collar and sleeve cuffs inspired by the laurel around the city seal — on a white base. Blue stripes run down the sides of the shirt.
“As the only professional women’s sports team in Houston and the lone NWSL team within a 700-mile radius, the Houston Dash have been an integral component of the Houston sports community since they were founded in 2014,” the club’s website reads. “This year’s alternate kit, the City of Fútbol kit, aims to celebrate the relationship between the team and the city.”
The wavy pattern of blue stars “is meant to evoke both the rippling water that inspired the new Dynamo kit for this year as well as the city flag rippling in the breeze.”
The jock tag continues the city flag tie-ins with a white star in a blue circle bordered with a gold laurel.
The logo of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center appears on the front of the shirt, while Shell Energy has been added as a sponsor on the back. The NWSL’s 10th anniversary patch appears opposite the jock tag, near the hem.
The shirts will be available for fans to purchase later this spring.
Feature photo courtesy Houston Dash