On Thursday, the Sounders announced their new "heritage" jersey, honoring the original North American Soccer League (NASL) Sounders, born in 1974. For a couple weeks, the club teased fans with a "Born in 74" campaign containing the sky blue and green colors of the NASL Sounders,
According to a Sounders press release, "All 2017 jerseys produced in the future and available later this year - whether authentic or replica - are now set to include the championship star above the team crest. In addition, fans who own a 2016 Rave Green or 2016 Pacific Blue replica jersey, or purchase an existing 2017 replica jersey, also have the option to have an official star added to their existing jersey for a cost of $5 per jersey."
In addition to the ability to add stars to 2016 jerseys, the Sounders will include stars on all 2017 jerseys. This is a change from the norm in the MLS. In past years, only Authentic jerseys had stars. This year, the Sounders are putting stars on women's and children's jerseys as well for the first time. "this new policy is a result of collaboration between MLS, Sounders FC and the Alliance Council, which played a large role in advocating for the change," the Sounders said in a release.