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Racing Louisville Unveil 2021 Nike Home & Away Jerseys

Leaving it until pretty much the last minute ahead of their NWSL Challenge Cup debut against Orlando Pride on 10 April, Racing Louisville have unveiled their bespoke Nike home and away jerseys for the coming season.

Talk about bespoke beauties… Racing Louisville have shown off their new home and away looks ahead of the coming campaign, and they are full of unique features that scream the club’s identity. Crafted by Matthew Wolff, the distinguished designer behind the Racing Louisville crest and colours, both kits feature a play on the fleur de lis, a symbol firmly embedded in the city’s history and culture.

Fleur de lis, which translates to “lily flower,” appear in bloom on Racing’s midnight violet home kit. It’s speckled with butterflies and bees, an ode to Louisville native Muhammad Ali — known as “The Greatest” not just for his feats in the boxing ring but also for the social change he fostered. The white away kit, meanwhile, patterns a more traditional fleur de lis symbol in Racing’s primary color, lavender.

We are thrilled to be revealing the inaugural Racing Louisville FC kits to the world,” said club president Brad Estes. “Collaborating with Matthew was an awesome experience from beginning to end. From the home top with beautiful lilies and a nod to Ali, to the clean and classic away shirt, these are true works of art.

Nike have been knocking the bespoke designs out of the park so far for the coming NWSL season, with fresh looks for Orlando Pride – Racing Lou's opponent this weekend – and Houston Dash. A refreshing display of club identity played out across the individual jerseys. More of this please.

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Both jerseys are available for preorder at

Daniel Jones

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