The Sounders worked with Lee's daughter, Shannon, and the Bruce Lee Family Company to create the new uniforms. They replaces the team's Jimi Hendrix kit as part of the MLS's "community kit" line which celebrates figures of local importance to each team. Lee lived in Seattle for several years on coming to the United States attending the University of Washington, meeting his wife Linda there and opening his first martial arts school there. The Sounders will donate proceeds from the first month of jersey sales, up to $50,000, to the Bruce Lee Foundation and Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.
The team will also be selling a Lee-inspired line of clothing merchandise.
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