Seattle Sounders FC's new kit is inspired by Jimi Hendrix

Seattle Sounders FC
(Image credit: Seattle Sounders FC)

It's been over half a century since the death of the greatest guitar player who ever lived, Jimi Hendrix. Yet, his indomitable influence continues to grip generations of aspiring guitarists, as well as Major League Soccer teams, apparently.

The Seattle Sounders – 2019 MLS Cup champions and soccer team of Hendrix's place of birth – have just launched their latest kit, a purple-and-orange ode to the late guitar icon.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.