MLS’ Seattle Sounders Set to Give a Massive Tribute to Bruce Lee After Their Return From FIFA Club World Cup, Where They Could Face Off Against Real Madrid

Published 01/20/2023, 8:30 AM EST
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Bruce Lee is America’s treasured celebrity. He may be long gone, but fans hold dear him even to this day. He was America’s most famous martial artist, and there wouldn’t be anyone like him.

Lee played a significant role in martial arts and helped publicize martial arts movies worldwide. The star had worked on several films, including Tang Shan Da Xiong, Jing Wu Men, and the very popular Enter the Dragon.

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Bruce Lee was not only known for his agility and god-like fitness but he was respected for his martial arts prowess.

A tribute to Bruce Lee

The modern artist was at the peak of his health but didn’t live long. His cause of death was cerebral edema caused by a reaction to a prescribed painkiller. Even today, the world mourns his death and has paid tribute to the legend.

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Just like that, for his 50th death anniversary, the Seattle Sounders will pay their homage to Bruce. The MLS side will be wearing a new kit that will pay tribute to the little phoenix. The kit has been leaked online and is expected to be red with a bold dragon-inspired print.

It is the exact symbol that Bruce created in his martial arts. There are leaked pictures of the kit, but it may be released officially around February.

Although one might question the Sounders’ giving tribute to Bruce in such a fashion, it seems viable. The star may be a San Francisco born and later died in Hong Kong, however, he is buried in Seattle’s Lake View Cemetery.

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His family said that Lee considered Seattle his home, where he went to the University of Washington and opened his first studio. He also met his beloved wife, Linda Lee Cadwell, a graduate of Garfield High.

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This isn’t the first time the Sounders have worn red. During Brian Schmetzer’s 2002 era, the club had red as their secondary kit. Nevertheless, the kit may be worn in the FIFA Club World Cup by the Rave Green.

Seattle Sounders to bounce back

With February kicking in, it is keeping the qualified clubs busy for the annually held FIFA Club World Cup. The Sounders are also in the tournament and are preparing for their first game.

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They will be facing the winners of the first match between Al Ahly FC and Auckland City FC. Moreover, if they are able to win their first match against either of the teams, they could potentially face Real Madrid as their opponent. That is when they are expected to debut their new kit.

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Nevertheless, for now, the club will be looking to focus on the tournament. They are more motivated than ever after announcing new deals for Jordan Morris, Danny Leyva, and Cristian Roldan.

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Abhishek Mishra

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