Washington Spirit switches up team colors, unveils new 2024 kits

The Washington Spirit are bringing a new look and color to the 2024 season.

The National Women’s Soccer League team unveiled its new home and away kits Tuesday, featuring its new team colors: yellow and black. The color pattern is a departure from other D.C.-based professional sports teams, which traditionally include red, white and blue.

Washington’s primary jersey, nicknamed the Blackout, features a gray and black pattern representing the “bridging the communities within DC, Maryland and Virginia,” according to a news release. It will be worn predominantly at home.

The biggest change is Washington’s away kit. Nicknamed the Spotlight, the entire uniform is vibrant yellow and will be “unmissable” on the road, Chief Operating Officer Theresa McDonnell said in a statement.

The yellow away kit also hints at the Spirit’s upcoming rebrand that owner Michele Kang announced last year. The Spirit, which began its existence wearing red, white and blue, switched to white, black and chrome for the 2023 season. Washington plans to finish its full rebrand by 2025, according to a news release.

“These kits are inspired by Michele’s vision,” McDonnell said of the new jerseys. “They represent what we want to embody as a club on and off the pitch — trailblazing, energy and dominating.”

The kits also include the return of Snickers as the Spirit’s sleeve sponsor. On Monday, the club announced an sponsorship deal with the candy brand’s distributor and McLean, Virginia-based Mars through the 2024 season. WTOP first reported the “soft launch” of the partnership last season, which made Snickers the Spirit’s third jersey sponsor.

Washington’s other two jersey sponsors, drugstore chain CVS Health and sports mobile gaming app Matchday.com also return for the 2024 season. Online banking company Ally appears on the left sleeve of all NWSL jerseys as part of a leaguewide deal.

Fans can purchase their new jersey on the Spirit’s shop page. 

Washington opens the 2024 season on Sunday, March 17 on the road against the Seattle Reign. Its home opener against expansion side Bay FC is set for Saturday, March 23.

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José Umaña

José Umaña is a digital editor for WTOP. He’s been working as a journalist for almost a decade, covering local news, education and sports. His work has appeared in The Prince George’s Sentinel, The Montgomery Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, PressBox and The Diamondback.

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