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Virginia Dream FC Unveil New Home & Away Kits For SS23

Bringing creativity to the fore to spark an organic connection between football, art, fashion and music, Virginia Dream FC have unveiled new handcrafted home and away kits for Spring/Summer 2023.

Founded in 2022, Virginia Dream FC is a new franchise rooted in creativity and forward-thinking that will support players both on and off the field. Their mission is to have the creative off the pitch match the level of play on it. To this end, the club have unveiled their new kits for Spring/Summer 2023. Dream Pink will be home and Azulejo the away and the designs and the colours are in line with the club’s motto, ‘Soccer In The Clouds’.

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The Spring/Summer 2023 Home and Away jerseys were hand-dyed using a Japanese technique called Shibori Itajime, which utilises boards clamped together around sections of folded fabric to resist the dye in different patterns. The technique creates a unique but uniform aesthetic for each shirt – an effect that reflects the diversity and camaraderie of the team. The box/windowpane design references Portuguese tiles, which is a nod to the heritage of club owner/founder Lucas Mendes and creative director Jared Soares. Mendes and Soares hand-dyed each shirt on the stove tops of their kitchens at home.

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Virginia Dream FC will compete this summer for a $1 million dollar cash prize at The Soccer Tournament, the first ever 7v7 competition made up of current and former professionals from around the world. The team will compete against Wrexham AFC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Club Nexaca and a host of MLS and US Men’s and Women’s National team legends in Cary, North Carolina, on June 1 to June 4, 2023.

The club will also take part in the 2023 season of the National Premier Soccer League as an expansion team, playing out of Falls Church, Virginia.

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A limited amount of Virginia Dream FC fan jerseys will be available for preorders beginning 17 March at 1p.m. EST on

Daniel Jones

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