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Columbus Crew SC get new jerseys as part of MLS’s ‘Greener Goals’ initiative

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The Black & Gold trade in their colors in a league-wide effort to raise awareness Parley for the Oceans. 

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Last year, Major League Soccer joined European superpowers like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich to take part in the unique Parlay for the Oceans project.

What is “Parley for the Oceans?”

According to its website, “Parley provides a space where creators, thinkers, and leaders come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of our oceans and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction.”

In their first appearance in Major League Soccer, the Parlay uniforms were only available to New York City FC, the Seattle Sounders, the LA Galaxy, and Orlando City SC. This season all 23 MLS clubs will take part in this incredible initiative.

During Week 8 matches, players will wear special adidas kits, built of technical yarns made using Parley Ocean Plastic.

“Each product is crafted using Parley Ocean Plastic™ upcycled from plastic waste intercepted on beaches and in coastal communities,” a MLS press release said. “Once collected, the original plastic source is reworked into technical fibers that can then be re-purposed for use in either apparel or footwear. To commemorate this unique process of re-purposing plastic debris, the message “For the Oceans” is featured in the inside of the neck tape detailing, and each club’s name is featured on the back-neck. The jerseys are then shipped in recyclable envelopes.”

Columbus Crew SC debut its variation of Parley uniform on April 21st at home against the New England Revolution. Fans wishing to purchase this unique uniform may do so from the Crew SC shop at MAPFRE Stadium or MLSStore.com and adidas.com.