By now, some of you Los Angeles Galaxy fans may have purchased the team’s second kit. The kit debuted for the first time this year during the first leg of the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal with Club Sport Herediano. If you have, you’ve done yourself a huge favor.
The intricacies of this navy blue kit are subtle, yet powerful. On the back is the text GALAXY, with LA in yellow, and the iconic quasar in between. There is white text and numbering. Yellow piping graces the shoulders and arms, meshing well in three sets of eight lines, along with a yellow collar.
The left sleeve brandishes the American flag, a symbol of the country it represents, and on the right sleeve is the logo of the league it represents, which is Major League Soccer. On the bottom left of the kit is a white box with the words, “This Is LA,” a nod to a song by a band known as The Briggs that is a staple of Galaxy tradition for many years and is the club’s de facto anthem.
The crest and stars have changed, too. Gone is the scudetto that made previous authentic kits seem outdated with the passage of time. The scudetto is replaced by a yellow star, representing the Galaxy’s status as defending MLS Cup Champions, over three silver stars, representing titles won in the past. All four stars hang in an inverted T over the crest of the Galaxy.
With all four stars over the crest, the jersey does not look dated at all but rather timeless in its intention to represent one of the most accomplished organizations dedicated to the sport of associated football in the United States.
A yellow Adidas logo, the brand name Formotion under the text box, and the sponsor name of Herbalife in white complete the outfit. These are subtle symbols indicative of a club that knows that the sky is the limit and whereever fate may take them, he who wears the blue kit of the Galaxy does so with pride, determination, commitment, sportsmanship and fair play.
As for me, while I find the kit to be worth a purchase, I am intrigued by what the winning design of the team’s third kit will be. Last year’s third kit was Punjab-colored. What will this year’s third kit look like. That is up to the boys of summer to determine, and only to their discretion alone.
The next time the second kits will be on showcase will be on Saturday, Mar. 30, when the Galaxy take on Toronto FC at BMO Field in Toronto. For now, the club will stick with their white kits with blue sashes when they take on Chivas USA on Sunday, Mar. 17 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET and will be televised locally by Time Warner Cable SportsNet and nationally by UniMas. A live blog of this game on the View from Avalon and the FanSided Network will start at approximately 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET.
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