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Sacramento Republic Drop 'City of Trees' 2022 Alternate Jersey

Paying homage to an icon that welcomed visitors to the Capital City, as well as the urban forest that is an element of the character of the region, Sacramento Republic have launched their new ‘City of Trees’ alternate kit for 2022 from Nike.

With an estimated seven million trees throughout the region, Sacramento’s urban forest is one of the largest in the world, and as such has helped shape the identity of the region. And it’s from this that Sacramento Republic have drawn inspiration for the design of their new ‘City of Trees’ alternate shirt for 2022, which features a green wood-grain pattern across a black background symbolic of the shade from Sacramento’s dense tree canopy and urban forest. The club will wear the ‘City of Trees’ kit for the first of seven matches this season, starting this Saturday against LA Galaxy II at Heart Health Park.

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Tying into a new partnership with Save Our Water – particularly fitting given the state is experiencing a severe drought – the shirt also draws inspiration from the welcoming green “City of Trees” slogan that adorned the Freeport Water Tower next to Interstate 5. The City of Trees links the city’s slogan with the colours of Republic FC’s crest, while above the player’s name, the City of Trees is marked by Sacramento’s coordinates on a map 38.5816 N / 121.4944 W.

A limited-edition apparel capsule complements the kit launch with items that utilise elements from the kit’s design and reflect the slogan. A vintage t-shirt and classic corduroy hat flashback to the era when “City of Trees” welcomed visitors along I-5. To complete the capsule, the club has also created a scarf, flag, and wood-grain bottle opener.

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Pick up the Nike Sacramento Republic FC 'City of Trees' jersey from the club's webstore.

Daniel Jones

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