It’s that time of year again in Major League Soccer. After nearly three months of play, there has been a sense of familiarity, a reasonable expectation of what the 28 teams are capable of.
So what better time than now to introduce brand new shirts?
Starting on Saturday, all 14 matches will feature teams wearing the 2022 edition of Adidas’ Primeblue jersey, made from recycled plastic recovered from the oceans. The promotion aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans, and it’s a cause MLS has promoted every year since 2017 – with the exception of 2020, when the league was shut down at the very start of the coronavirus pandemic. .
Our Adidas Primeblue jerseys, made with 50% Parley Ocean plastic, are just one small step towards cleaning up our oceans and creating a more sustainable future. #GreenerGoals
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– Major League Soccer (@MLS) May 26, 2022
Few teams in the league are as connected to the oceans as Inter Miami CF. Less than three weeks after the four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel reminded the world of the risks posed by rising sea levels – especially in coastal cities like Miami – when the racing series was halted in South Beach, David Beckham’s club dove headfirst in support of this marine cause.
Inter have asked freediving model and competitive swimmer Coral Tomascik to travel to Stingray City in the Cayman Islands and don this year’s suit for a photoshoot which will be captured by renowned underwater photographer Jason Washington. The club hoped to showcase the beauty of the oceans when they are plastic-free, and the clear blue waters of the Caymans did not disappoint.
🌊 #InterMiamiCF Primeblue 2022 kit 🌊
Rid the ocean of plastics, one swimsuit at a time so marine life can thrive, explore the new #InterMiamiCF X @Adidas Primeblue jersey made with recycled Ocean Plastic: https://t.co/7duSLPyuW7 pic.twitter.com/m3wTBexO0H
— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) May 26, 2022
Miami will wear their Primeblue kit on Saturday when they host the Portland Timbers at DRV PNK Stadium (8 p.m. ET, stream live on ESPN+). Get yourself a six pack of your favorite soft drink – don’t forget to cut those plastic rings! — and tune in to a blue-hued weekend of action across MLS.