HARRISON, N.J. – NJ/NY Gotham FC Thursday unveiled its new primary and secondary kits for the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League season, nicknamed the Colossal Kit.

This season will be the club’s first competing as Gotham FC after undergoing a complete brand transformation from the previous name Sky Blue FC.

The primary kit features an all-black design with a sky blue, forward slash across the center which represents the Hudson River. Flowing between New Jersey and New York, the Hudson River is a visual representation of the “/” in NJ/NY and the home of the Statue of Liberty, which is represented in the new club crest.

The secondary kit features the same design but in an all-white base. Each kit will be formally known as “Colossal/Black” and “Colossal/White.”

The Nike branded kits include the mark “EST 2007” on the bottom right side, paying tribute to the fact that Gotham FC is the nation’s longest-standing women’s professional soccer club. The words “Stronger Together” appear on the inside of the neck as a nod to the club’s representation of New Jersey and New York.

For the first time, the kits will feature international technology company Avaya as the front-of-jersey partner. Avaya has signed a multiyear sponsorship deal to serve as Gotham FC’s primary sponsor.

Hackensack Meridian Health returns as the Official Health Care, Athletic Training and Physical Therapy partner of Gotham FC – a role it’s served for many seasons. HMH will be featured on the lower back of the jerseys, below the team numbers.

Long-standing club partner New Jersey Manufacturer’s Insurance will reside on the upper back of the jersey, above the player surnames. The NWSL’s official banking partner, Ally, appears on the right sleeve.

Gotham FC will begin play in the NWSL Challenge Cup tournament Wednesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. ET when the club travels to Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla. to take on the Orlando Pride.

The Challenge Cup will be followed by a 24-game regular season.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.