Two-time MLS Cup champions San Jose Earthquakes today revealed an innovative home jersey for their 2017 and 2018 seasons.
According to a release from the Northern California team: The Quakes’ stunning new threads feature a primarily black color scheme for the first time since 2013 and combines the past, present and future in its composition.
The sleek design concept and lightweight construction allows the players to perform without resistance and the adidas logo and MLS Crests are heat applied for maximum player comfort. The kit also features the best of adidas technology with an engineered Adizero back panel for player comfort and temperature regulation.
A black and master blue layout with gradient diagonal to horizontal pattern, derived from the club’s crest, brings a completely fresh look to the team. It features blue adidas stripes on the shoulders and a blue ribbon around both sleeve cuffs. The right sleeve has the team’s three pillars—Unity, Devotion, Heritage—written in white, and the SJ74 word mark is printed in blue as a jock tag on the left side. The inner neckline also has a red stripe as a nod to the team’s past.
The shorts are black with blue adidas stripes running down both sides. The socks are also primarily black, but feature blending hoops and the SJ74 word mark in blue. Player names and numbers are a bold white, which pops off the kit’s black base.
Currently rebuilding under veteran manager Dominic Kinnear, the San Jose Earthquakes open their 2017 season against the Montreal Impact on March 4th at Avaya Stadium.