Umbro centenary kits sold out
Posted on 14 May 2012 in Canada Soccer Fan Zone
The Canadian Soccer Association and Umbro have announced that all 1,912 limited-edition Centennial blue Canada jerseys have sold out. Unveiled in May 2012 as part of the Canadian Soccer Association's Centennial Celebrations, the blue jerseys were designed to commemorate Canada's first international match on 27 June 1925.
The shirt, in royal blue with a white collar and eye-catching red maple leaf crest, has been tailored by Umbro to celebrate this important anniversary in the Canadian Soccer Association's history.
The real jerseys were scheduled to be worn for only two international matches: a Men's International Friendly match on 3 June 2012 (a 0:0 draw with USA at BMO Field in Toronto) and a Women's International Friendly match on 30 June 2012 (to be played in Sandy, UT, USA, also against USA).
As for the original match, Canada won 1:0 over USA in a Men's International Friendly match on 27 June 1925. The match was played at Alexandra Park in Montréal, QC.
In this Centennial year, Canadian fans are not only supporting the team in the stands, but donning official gear in record numbers, too. The Canadian Soccer Association and its official supplier Umbro have reported that merchandise sales at BMO Field in 2012 have already increased nearly 40% compared to 2011. In fact, that trend has carried through all official Canadian Soccer Association merchandise sales across the country, with official Umbro gear available at CanadaSoccer.