Major League Soccer, Nashville SC and adidas are once again raising awareness and inspiring action surrounding the impact of marine plastic waste by featuring customized Primeblue uniforms made from a high-performance recycled material and Parley Ocean Plastic™.
The jerseys will be worn on field for Nashville SC’s match at the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, May 28. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. CT on MyTV30, NashvilleSC.com/stream, iHeart Radio and El Jefe 96.7.
Committed to taking steps to address its environmental impact, MLS and adidas teamed up to create Primeblue jerseys which are made from plastics intercepted from beaches, coastal communities, and shorelines, preventing them from polluting the ocean. Once collected, the original plastic source is reworked into technical fibers that can then be repurposed for use in either apparel or footwear. The high-performance yarn features more than 50% Parley Ocean Plastic™ on each jersey.
“Major League Soccer is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and raising awareness about environmental issues, including plastic waste on land and in water,” said JoAnn Neale, MLS’ President and Chief Administrative Officer. “We are thrilled to have an innovative partner like adidas that enables our clubs to sport kits that inspire the soccer community to join together to preserve our ocean and create a cleaner world.”
Nashville SC’s Primeblue kits are available now at the Nashville SC Team Store or at MLSStore.com.