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THE STORY BEHIND THE 2019 BLACK DIAMOND KIT

When it came time to design our 2019 community jersey, we wanted to hit at the core of what it means to be a Coloradan: The Mountains.

No matter how long you've lived in the Centennial State, the Rocky Mountains are part of everyday life. In all four seasons, they shape our weather, our hobbies and our way of thinking.

Picture this…

The sun is shining bright and the sky is as blue as you’ve ever seen it. But it’s cold. Really cold. As far as your eye can see there are jagged, snowcapped peaks. You take a deep breath but the thin air nearly two miles above sea level provides a subtle reminder of your surroundings.

You tighten your boots, adjust your goggles.

Straight ahead, is a sign with a black diamond on it. BLACK DIAMOND. You know what it stands for. It signals the highest level of difficulty the mountain has to offer. To conquer it will require focus, excellence, preparation, and hard work. But you love the test. You’re inspired by the challenge...

In the winter months, and especially on the ski slopes, a Black Diamond run symbolizes the pinnacle of performance. It requires an elevated level of intensity and is matched only by the boldness and passion of the athletes that choose to tackle these ‘expert’ trails.

At the Rapids, we constantly strive to represent our state in a way that would make any Coloradan proud. Our jersey is an extension of the club and helps to celebrate the proud culture and connection to our home.

Today, we’re honored to announce our 2019 BLACK DIAMOND kit.

It's in the details...

The cloud white color is a nod to the mountain culture and the permanent snowcapped mountains that rise above the Mile High City.
The sharp, clean, angled lines of silver and burgundy reflect the boldness, passion and intensity of soccer and a Black Diamond ski run…
The iconic Colorado “C” from the Centennial State flag is visible above the name and number on the back of the jersey while the flag itself is embossed on the front of the lower tag as an ode to who we are, and what we're playing for.
Finally, the fashion-forward look ties the players and supporters together as ONECLUB – on the field and off the field. From the players who take the field to battle the best in MLS to the fans who rep the club 365 days-a-year across Colorado – and most importantly in our fortress at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park on gameday.

Help us launch the 2019 Black Diamond kit in person!

Come celebrate the club’s connection to our beloved state by joining us February 19th for our first fan photoshoot in the Black Diamond kit – RSVP here. The first 10 fans to participate in the photoshoot will receive their very own Black Diamond kit, courtesy of Transamerica.

The Black Diamond kit is on sale now!

Purchase online at MLSstore.com or at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park today!

Make sure to stay tuned throughout the 2019 season as we launch more Black Diamond fan gear to accompany this iconic kit.

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