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Racing Louisville FC president Brad Estes answered a range of questions on the latest Soccer City radio show, powered by Kentuckiana Toyota Dealers -- including, yes, about the 2021 kits.
Now airing on ESPN Louisville's AM 680 and FM 105.7, Soccer City airs from 6-7 p.m. Thursdays.
A few takeaways from Estes' conversation...
• Estes followed up on his tweet from last week in which, amid issues at the NCAA tournaments, he noted Soccer Holdings' new facility will have "mirror image" layouts for Racing and Soccer Holdings' men's club, Louisville City FC. "We don't really look at this in terms of male and female," Estes said. "We look at the fact that we have two professional soccer teams."
• As for the kits, Estes said to look for an April release both on the Racing and LouCity sides. He said supply chain issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic have delayed the process a bit. "It's not something where we have the kits held back and we're waiting," Estes said.
• On design, he said they can be fully customized. Matthew Wolf, who's behind the Racing crest, also mocked up the jerseys. "I don't like to overstate things, but I think our fans will be blown away...particularly by the home kit. I think it's something you've never seen before."
• While player personnel decisions aren't under Estes' umbrella, he did address some of the NWSL playing rights Racing holds moving forward. "We want to make decisions based on the health of our club in the long term," Estes said. "...They're trade-able assets that could provide some protection for us moving forward as (the league) continues to expand."