The LA Galaxy unveiled their new Adidas 2011 third kit 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.
Building 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 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.”
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.
“To create the LA Galaxy’s third kit, we embraced two of the most iconic elements of Los Angeles – L.A. fashion and Hollywood style,” said Ernesto Bruce, MLS Category Manager for adidas. “The sleek dark Punjab highlights Los Angeles style and fashion and the Light Old Gold gives the jersey a historic feel. The LA Galaxy’s July 4 match versus the Sounders is the perfect time to debut this new kit.”
The Galaxy will debut their new uniforms on Monday night when they face their Western Conference rival, Seattle Sounders FC, at The Home Depot Center. Following the game, the club will host one of the largest fireworks shows, powered by 102.7 KIIS FM, in Southern California. At the game, the Galaxy Foundation will conduct a special Jersey-Off-the-Back auction, giving fans the opportunity to purchase the actual jersey worn on the field that night by their favorite Galaxy stars.
Thanks to MASE