This week at SB Nation, we’re celebrating jerseys, and to kick things off on this site, why not begin a bracket tournament deciding the best LA Galaxy jerseys?
First up, the first seven years of Galaxy jerseys. We’ll go through the various designs, and then you get to vote for the winner in this first bloc of jerseys.
I’ll be honest, I don’t get the fire flickers on the chest/shoulders, but this was one of the better jerseys in what was the acid trip of 1996 MLS.
And this is the white version. This one is pretty interesting because it is clearly influenced by the Mexican national team, while also providing a new spin on the colors of El Tri.
In 1997, they toned down the wackiness and this jersey, still in love with the ‘90s color of teal but offering bold vertical stripes, is sharp.
Here’s a look that is a connecting link to the current-day primary jersey. Keeping it simple, the white jersey merely features piped hoops, with yellow being the predominant accent color. This is the kind of jersey that could easily be reintroduced in some form to the modern day.
And if you want, an alternate of the vertical stripes with white instead of black.
The biggest complaint about this one is maybe the narrow stripes look like jail bars. Otherwise, this is nice.
The color version of 1998’s design is also sharp, with this version edging the white version. A cult favorite to this day.
Out with the stripes, in with the color blocks in 2000. These seem less likely to make a comeback as a retro design compared to the last couple designs, but given this was the design that led LA to their first MLS Cup title, there will always be some affection for this design.
These jerseys, featuring Los Angeles across the front, are definitely dated but still pretty cool? Reminds me of the city names on Major League Baseball road jerseys.
Ok, now it’s time to vote. Please cast your ballot and tell us which kit is tops in the comments below!
Which Galaxy jersey from 1996-2002 is best?
This poll is closed
1996 color explosion
1996 white, inspired by Mexico
1997 teal/black vertical stripes
1997 white hoops
1997 teal/white vertical stripes
1998-99 white "jail bar" vertical stripes
1998-99 teal/black vertical stripes
2000-02 white "Los Angeles"