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Toronto FC Captures Caribbean Energy With New Third Kit

Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC are hoping to bring the vibrant energy of the annual Toronto Caribbean Festival to the pitch with their new third kit, which was unveiled on Tuesday, July 3.

Dubbed the “Energy Kit,” the jersey features a light blue, royal blue and pink pattern across the front and sleeves inspired by the “bright feathers worn by Mas Bands,” short for masquerade bands, who participate in Carnival parades wearing matching costumes. The Toronto FC crest and Adidas logo are rendered in yellow and pink, and they’re centered on the chest.

“The Energy Kit is inspired by the vibrant display of colors, costumes and sounds of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, one of Toronto’s marquee festivals, which, just like soccer, unites people of all backgrounds.”

The collar has royal blue accents on the side and light blue trim all the way around. The sleeve cuffs are royal blue with light blue trim. The Adidas shoulder stripes are yellow, as are the sponsor logos on the chest and sleeves.

Courtesy MLS

“When I first saw the kit, I felt the rhythm right away, and it brought me back to the scenes of our Caribbean Carnival,” said TFC forward Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty. “I feel proud to see my culture represented within our Club and through the Energy Kit. I am excited to wear this kit and continue representing my culture on and off the field.”

The taping down the sides and across the back hem of the jersey is light blue. The back of the jersey is solid pink, and the names and numbers will be printed in yellow.

Photos courtesy Real Sports Apparel

The new third kit will make its on-field debut on Saturday, July 8, when TFC hosts St. Louis City SC for their annual Caribbean Heritage Night at BMO Field. The game will feature Caribbean fusion food vendors on the concourse, a pre-game Caribbean tailgate party with Soca DJs, an opening ceremony with participants from the Junior Carnival Parade and performances from steel pan bands.

“We are thrilled Toronto FC was granted the opportunity to unveil a third kit to our supporters this summer. The Energy Kit is one of a kind and it embodies the essence of our vibrant Caribbean community in so many ways. We look forward to our home match on Caribbean Heritage Night and putting the jersey on display at BMO Field for the first time.”

— Toronto FC general manager Jason Hernandez

The announcement on also mentions that TFC is one of four clubs “selected by Major League Soccer and adidas to don a third jersey for 2023” and the first to unveil theirs. Atlanta United has already started teasing their third kit, which is expected to be released sometime in August.