Fans Rave as Seattle Sounders Become First MLS Team to Add Championship Stars to Replica Jerseys

In part thanks to protests from the club's many supporters, MLS club Seattle Sounders has announced that its replica jerseys become the league's first to include championship stars - the feature had been reserved to the more expensive authentic version before.

Seattle Sounders Add Championship Stars to Replica Jerseys

The star above the Seattle Sounders crest commemorates the club's 2016 title.

Seattle Sounders won the MLS Cup last season which means that this is the first season in club history that the coveted star appears on the jerseys. Usually in MLS, championship stars are limited to the more expensive authentic jerseys, which excludes fans who don't want to spend insane amounts on the garms worn on-pitch and, more importantly, women for there is only a replica women's cut available.

Since this revolutionary change was only reached now, the first Seattle Sounders replica tops featuring the stars will only be available later this year. Therefore, the club offers fans in possession of any of this season's three jerseys to have the star added to it for a $5 fee.

“Sounders FC has always been a team that has a special connection with its fans, and a team that is guided by the principle of democracy in sports, thereby giving our supporters a voice,” said Bart Wiley, Sounders FC Chief Operating Officer.

Unfortunately for fans of the MLS' other 21 teams, this change only applies to Seattle Sounders so far, but we expect it to be picked up elsewhere in the near future.

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