Claret and Blue–Colorado Rapids

In an incredible oversight from my original post, I missed the Colorado Rapids who play in Major League Soccer (MLS). Originally the club used green and white as primary colors, then the Rapids switched to black in blue in 2003. But in 2007, the franchise (key word) re-branded. The Rapids changed their logo and color palette to burgundy and sky blue. This change did a couple of things: updated their branding and brought the Rapids branding more in line with the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE).

2007-burgundy

Photo courtesy of Rapids Republic

Primary Kit 2007

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Photo courtesy of The Mane Land

Primary Kit 2020

Since then, their primary shirts have been mostly burgundy with sky blue or white trim/accents. In the early years of the re-brand, sky blue was used as a secondary color.

Resources:

  • The Colorado Rapids wikipedia article has a comprehensive recap of the logo and color scheme for the club.
  • Rapids Republic provides a thorough kit history of the club.
  • And if you want to learn more about the club, the Burgundy Wave site is a great place to start.

Feel free to comment below or hit me up on twitter, @austinlong1974, with additional information, corrections or comments.

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