The LA Galaxy this morning officially unveiled their 2014 home kit. It's just the shirt, no shorts or socks, but they unveiled it with a photo featuring members of supporters groups, current players, legends, academy players, and LA Galaxy II signings.
Since the kit is nothing new to those of us at the Confidential, let's talk about picture instead. You've got current players in Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, alumni in Cobi Jones and Mauricio Cienfuegos, representatives from the LA Riot Squad, Angel City Brigade, and Galaxians, academy player and family, plus a former academy player turned LA Galaxy II signing in Elijah Martin.
The replica version of the home kit was unveiled too, with no stars over the crest and a generic blue collar instead of the blue and gold. The replica also seems to have less of a gradient than the authentic, and is lacking the jock tag.
The design elements are described pretty much as I had already concluded. Any NBA fan knows that tapering lines are there to indicate motion as they do in the Laker and Blazer logos. Here it's used to embody the energy and nonstop motion of Los Angeles (except during rush hour, am I right?). The eleven stripes making up the sash represent the starting XI, just like the Blazers five stripes represent the starting five on a basketball team.
Even if they are derivative, the elements are unique to MLS which is important in a league that can occasionally look like an adidas catalogue. Plus, two more years of the sash!