Landon Donovan in the new LA Galaxy Jersey - Photo Credit: Diane Scavuzzo
Pro Soccer News: LA Galaxy New Look
Fashion hits the field again as the LA Galaxy show off a sleek new jersey destined to be one of the hottest on the field. Yes, it is black and it is the best ever.
The LA Galaxy unveiled their new third uniform on Friday night at the club’s Fourth of July Weekend Kick-Off Party on the Target Terrace at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. While some say the new shirt builds off the Galaxy’s traditional white, navy and collegiate gold jersey, the club’s third jersey, which was designed by adidas, highlights the fashion and style of the Southland with a very deep dark blue-black color called Punjab and Light Old Gold.
“We looked at several options for our third jersey and in the end we all ended up agreeing on the same final design and color scheme. We were especially proud to see the color gold, which has been a constant throughout our club’s history, is so prominent in this new jersey,” Galaxy President Tom Payne said. “To debut the new third jersey at our annual Fourth of July game will make an already special day even more memorable for our players as well as our fans.”
The warm up for the new look is a paler dusty blue.
Since re-branding in 2007, all Galaxy jerseys have featured the LA Galaxy “Quasar” crest as a woven badge on the jersey with two embroidered stars representing their two MLS Cup championships, accompanied by the adidas three stripes down the sleeves. These basic design elements remain featured in the third jersey as well.
The third jersey features adidas FORMOTION technology, which moves naturally with an athlete’s body resulting in an ideal fit and comfort, as well as adidas CLIMACOOL, which combines a moisture wicking fabric and mesh construction in the player’s heat zones to improve body ventilation and keep them cool.
Before the game on the 4th of July between LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders, the fans were flocking into the MLS store at the Home Depot Center and buying the new shirt. While Punjab looks like a dusty dark black more than a blue, the new jersey is the hottest on the field and destined to be one of the most popular LA Galaxy pro soccer jersey ever. For those of you who have never heard of the term Punjab, besides being this dark murky color, the term is also known as The Punjab, a persian word for the five waters which is a geographical region straddling the border between Pakistan and India...and it is also a state in India which has it's own government website.
Real Madrid also have a new look which Cristiano Ronaldo sports - click here for Real Madrid's new take on soccer fashion for the professional soccer player!
David Robert Joseph Beckham, who was born on May 2, 1975 is the famous English footballer who plays midfield for LA Galaxy and simply makes anything look good.
Beckham has played previously for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, and A.C. Milan, as well as the England national team. When Beckham warmed up last night and entered the field, the crowd went wild and the game took on a higher fervor and pitch. Although Beckham could not help his team secure a victory, his mere presence on the field changed the game and all fans (and press cameras) were focused on this agile soccer player.
A long time ago, more than 150 years ago in England, soccer players didn't have such fashionable looks as many teams didn't even have a standard jersey or team colors. When the first 'official" soccer match was played in 1860, there was not even the concept of a standardized team, let alone the concept of millions of dollars being made selling soccer jerseys to fans. The concept of team colors seems to date back to collegiate soccer where two schools would play against each other and be referred to by the color of their shirts. It really wasn't until the 80's when technology allowed for significant improvements in fabric design that adidas started making increasingly intricate designs.
When you look around in the stands at the Home Depot Center last night during the LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders match, you could find a few dedicated fans wearing 'classic' LA Galaxy jersey's from before the rebranding. Collecting pro soccer jerseys and wearing them at MLS games is a great way to demonstrate your dedication and passion to the game of soccer, and have a lot of fun. The 2011 LA Galaxy season is the club's 17th year of existence and the team's 16th year playing in the MLS.
Yes, Beckham and Donovan look great in the new jersey.
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