LA Galaxy reveal new throwback ‘Community Kit’ ahead of 2021 MLS season

LA Galaxy have dropped their new adidas ‘Community Kit’ ahead of the 2021 MLS regular season, in a nod to one of the club’s iconic jerseys of yesteryear.

The classy green and black striped shirt features golden trim and pays homage to Galaxy’s history and multicultural following, particularly reflecting on their time playing at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California.

Galaxy plied their trade at the historic Rose Bowl between 1996 and 2002.

“We are excited to unveil the LA Galaxy Community Kit that will serve as our secondary kit for the next two seasons,” said LA Galaxy president Chris Klein.

“We are the club of champions in the city of champions and this classic jersey design pays tribute to that. We are proud of our history and hope our fans love the progressive spin on this retro-inspired kit.”

Cobi Jones in the iconic shirt at the Rose Bowl in 1997Cobi Jones in the iconic shirt at the Rose Bowl in 1997
Cobi Jones in the iconic shirt at the Rose Bowl in 1997 | Jose L Marin/Getty Images

The shirt draws inspiration from the kits Galaxy wore between 1997 and 1999, which both featured the green and black stripes in the glory days when the club name was emblazoned across the front of the jersey instead of a sponsor.

In a statement, David Beckham’s former club added: “The Community Kit is a celebration of the fans who have been with the club since day one. The name of this kit celebrates the club’s history, the vibrant community of supporters and the spirit of the city of Los Angeles.”

The design features a new LA quasar mark on the back of neck. Both the 2021 home and away kits will again display five stars on the jersey to represent the LA Galaxy’s record five MLS Cups won in 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2014.

The 2021 MLS regular season gets underway on 17 April, with fixtures to be announced in due course.

The Community Kit is on sale now online at MLSStore.com.

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