And we come to the end of our stroll down memory lane with San Jose Earthquakes jerseys, by asking you to vote on the best recent jersey, to fill out the contenders for our all-time best Quakes jersey bracket.
Below, you’ll see the looks introduced from 2014 to the present, and vote on your favorite for the lot at the end.
Onto the looks...
This jersey was kind of a marriage of the previous editions, the secondary blue mashed up with the primary black. The first jersey to come with the redesigned crest, this two-tone look with sleeves being a different color than the body is pretty unusual in MLS. And because they changed secondary jerseys so much, this one stuck around for three seasons instead of the customary two.
This secondary started a four-year run of red and white secondary jerseys, to pay homage to the original NASL Earthquakes. The Quakes have had a lot of color changes in their MLS history, but I do have a soft spot for this inspiration of the past. Plus, these are fire, the sublimated design is fantastic.
Then they reversed the secondary colors the following year. I suspect they did this to comply with MLS requirements for a white jersey for nearly every team, this one with the red trim is nice but not nearly as good as the previous year’s red kit.
I do like a vertical stripe, and this one kind of splits the difference between the all-red and the all-white secondaries that preceded it.
With a black primary kit, it can be hard to innovate, and yet the Quakes did it here with their fault line pattern on the bottom of the jersey. I think this is a criminally underrated jersey for the Quakes and around MLS.
On this secondary, the waves are in gray, and I think if they were a subtle blue it would look much more coherent and Quakes.
The current primary, this year with a sponsor on them, frankly look much better with that sponsor on it. The chest color block is different and I appreciate trying something new, although I’m not sure this will become a cult favorite in the long run.
The current secondary hasn’t been worn in a game yet, but the look was initially polarizing. The colors reflect San Jose’s flag, and the design similarity with the primary jersey is nice, but the colors are a huge departure from anything the Quakes have worn before, and they look like the hated LA Galaxy’s colors.
So which look is your favorite? Vote in the poll below and tell us why you picked it in the comments, let’s chat.
Which Earthquakes jersey was best between 2014-20?
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2014-16 primary (new crest, blue with black sleeves)
2014 secondary (all red with white trim)
2015 secondary (all white with red trim)
2016-17 secondary (white with red sleeves & vertical stripe)
2017-18 primary (black with blue fault line pattern)
2018-19 secondary (white with gray waves)
2019-20 primary (black with blue chest block)
2020 secondary (white with San Jose flag colors)