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Matthew McConaughey—with help from Austonia's Claire Partain—introduces Austin FC's newest jersey

Austin FC is swapping its signature Verde for mint green with its new away jersey release. (Austin FC/Twitter)

Austin FC's new mint green jersey may not be in signature bright green, but part-owner Matthew McConaughey assures fans that "Verde is more than a color."

The minty fresh secondary kit was announced with a video featuring a gravelly voiceover from McConaughey, clips from last season's biggest fans and a brief, extremely important question from Austonia's Claire Partain.

Responding to Austonia's groundbreaking question, McConaughey went on to answer that Verde is both a color and a sentiment.

"It's the rhythm of our city, it's a baseline," McConaughey said. "It's the drumbeat of Austin."

Featuring a more minimalist look than Verde kits of years past, Austin FC's new away jersey features a simple solid mint green base with its title sponsor, "Yeti" and other kit details in black. The message "Verde is un sentimiento," spread across the inside collar, completes the "Sentimiento" kit.

The jersey reveal video features Verde's "core" including a fan named Carl, who drives seven hours from Arkansas to attend every match, a schoolteacher named Stephanie who spends her weekends as a chant leader, or "capo," at games, and Leo, who uses sign language to communicate his love for Austin FC.

"There's a feeling you get when you see our players, our supporters, the people that make the city what it is," McConaughey said. "You know the passion each one of them has for this club, character, heart, soul. More than a color."

While the color may contradict the specific Verde color of last season, many fans are happy with the change.

Others were less satisfied with the simplicity of the kit.

Verde-centric fans will still get their fix with Austin FC's main green-and-black striped home kits, which will remain the same, and skeptics will get to see the kits in action for the club's first public match against Liga MX champs Atlas FC on Wednesday.

The "Sentimiento" kit is available now for $164.99 at the MLS store online or the two Verde Store brick-and-mortar locations in Austin.


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