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Vote: Best San Jose Earthquakes jersey, 2008-13

Which top was tops in your view?

San Jose Earthquakes Chris Wondolowski (8) reacts during a break in the game against the Colorado Rapids in the first half at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group) Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images

We’re on the third round of running through the San Jose Earthquakes’ MLS-era jerseys for our bracket contest. Next up, the post-hiatus period, when the club made a big switch in their jersey colors for the next several years.

Let’s walk through the looks together and then you can vote for the best of the lot in the poll below.


Toronto FC v San Jose Earthquakes Photo by Sara Wolfram/MLS via Getty Images

The Quakes are back, baby! This primary jersey introduces a new primary color, black, with blue and white as accent colors.

San Jose Earthquakes v Kansas City Wizards Photo by Scott Pribyl/MLS via Getty Images

The white secondary features “EarthQuakes” with blue accents and black stripes. Looks a little simple, but hey, the team is back, that’s really what matters here.


San Jose Earthquakes v Chivas USA Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

Goodbye San Jose, hello Amway, as the Quakes got their first jersey sponsor in 2009. Otherwise the primary jersey remained the same as 2008’s.

San Jose Earthquakes v Kansas City Wizards Photo by Scott Pribyl/MLS via Getty Images

Ditto on the secondary.


New York Red Bulls v San Jose Earthquakes - 1st Leg Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The color scheme remains the same on this primary jersey, with the blue accent color blocks moving to the shoulder/armpit area and some accent piping on the upper chest.

San Jose Earthquakes v Kansas City Wizards Photo by Tim Umphrey/Getty Images

The secondary also maintains continuity with previous versions, but the oblique blocks are asymmetrical — one side the blue bloc goes down to the bottom of the shirt, the other it ends halfway through. Why? No idea!


Los Angeles Galaxy v San Jose Earthquakes - Western Conference Semifinals

They really embraced the Quakes black in this spell, with the primary featuring only bits of blue like under the armpit, white piping on the sleeves and obliques, and a lot of black.

San Jose Earthquakes v Colorado Rapids Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

The Quakes barely used these secondary jerseys, which were blue with black armpit blocs and accents and white Adidas stripes, in 2012, but used them much more the following year. This is an unusual secondary in recent history, because the Quakes didn’t have a white secondary, which has become the standard to help differentiate the opponent.


Which San Jose Earthquakes jersey from 2008-13 was best?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    2008 primary (black with San Jose)
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    2008 secondary (white with EarthQuakes)
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    2009 primary (black with Amway sponsor)
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    2009 secondary (white with Amway sponsor)
    (0 votes)
  • 13%
    2010-11 primary (black w/blue color blocs, piping)
    (2 votes)
  • 6%
    2010-11 secondary (white with asymmetrical color blocs)
    (1 vote)
  • 33%
    2012-13 primary (black, no sponsor)
    (5 votes)
  • 40%
    2012-13 secondary (blue, no sponsor)
    (6 votes)
15 votes total Vote Now

So which jersey gets your vote? Cast yours in the poll and let us know what you picked in the comments below.