Already two weeks in to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season Houston Dash has revealed their alternate kit for the 2017 season.
Reportedly the move comes after Nike has removed the chevron style that was popular last season from their catalog, forcing Dash to choose a different design. It must have been a late decision from the Dash or Nike as the kit they have chosen is certainly a generic kit from the catalog, fairly unusual for a top flight professional club.
The kit bears a striking resemblance to former NPSL club Corinthians FC SA’s home kit which was taken directly from the Nike catalog. While Houston Dash try to tie the colors to local themes it’s clearly just a sky blue and white kit.
Dash call it ‘space city blue’ reminiscent of Houston Dynamo’s snake in their early kits and finally gives the blue prominence in a kit from Houston Dynamo and Dash. The kit is mostly that sky blue with a white trim on the sleeves and sides with sky blue shorts and white socks.
Of course given the Dash wear orange their kit will rarely need to be changed to the alternate kit only wearing it on the road against Washington Spirit and Portland Thorns FC. That means that the kit will be worn for the first time this Saturday at the Maryland SoccerPlex against Washington Spirit.
With a number of teams in NWSL wearing dark kits Houston also went with a light kit here to keep differentiation from the other teams in the league. Kits will be on sale throughout Houston shortly, although it’s doubtful these will sell as well as their chevron kit.