CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, May 1, 2012) — Long known for the attractive style and flair of their players, the LA Galaxy are giving fans a once in a lifetime chance to make those players look as stylish as they can by designing the club’s new 3rd uniform. Through an exciting and first-of-its-kind Facebook application, Galaxy, along with Herbalife and adidas are allowing fans to decide what the club’s 3rd kit will look like for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Fans will have the opportunity to design every element of the 3rd kit, from the jersey to the shorts and socks. When designing their uniform fans will navigate through 16 jersey touch points, various collar options and the creation of a custom jock tag, which is the designer’s opportunity to show support for the Galaxy in their own words. They will have more than 32 color schemes to use throughout the process as they custom create every aspect of the Galaxy uniform. Additionally, fans will be able to post their designs to Facebook, allowing them to display their designs while also seeing those of their friends.
The contest is already underway and all eligible entries that are submitted before 11:59 a.m. (PT) on Friday, June 1 will be accepted. On June 8, a judging committee consisting of members from the Galaxy, Herbalife and adidas will select the contest’s five finalists. Those five entries will then be voted on online by Galaxy fans from around the world at www.lagalaxy.com/3rdkitcontest. Fan voting will run from June 8-June 22 with the winner being announced on August 1.
Complete rules and regulations for the LA Galaxy 3rd Kit Contest Presented by Herbalife can be found online at www.lagalaxy.com/3rdkitcontest.
The contest winner will not only see their design come to life in the form of the 3rd kit that the club will wear starting in July 2013 and throughout the 2014 season, but will also receive a trip for two to see the Galaxy play in the new uniform in July 2013, including roundtrip airfare, a two-night stay at the JW Marriott at LA Live and field side seats to the game as well as a number of other prizes.
The remaining four finalists will each receive one of the new jerseys, once they are created, signed by members of the 2013 Galaxy roster.
In July 2011, the Galaxy debuted their first 3rd kit since the club rebranded in July 2007, wearing a Punjab and Light Old Gold uniform that was worn for their annual Fourth of July game as well as friendlies against Real Madrid and Manchester City. The club will wear those uniforms again this year in all three legs of the SuperClasico against Chivas USA and their upcoming friendly against Tottenham Hotspur before being retired following the completion of the season.