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The San Jose Earthquakes two kits finally leaked out.

The away kit is particularly good being a return to what the Quakes should have been wearing since 2008

http://www.soccer.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&query=MLS&N=0&Product_Id=3801508

The home kit continues the same black crap they've been wearing...

http://www.soccer.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&query=MLS&N=0&Product_Id=3799881

The sad thing is that those are the best new uniforms in the entire MLS.

Gotta disagree. The fire away shirt was better, and I think the Chivas shirt is really classy. The San Jose jerseys are really nice which is surprising because it seems like a pretty generic design.

It's because they did away with the white away jersey which was as generic as you could get. Rumor is that their third kit is going to be a "heritage red" jersey like they wore in the 70's as an NASL 1.0 team.

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Better looks at the Earthquakes away and home kits

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Sorry but I just can't get past that logo. Style is so dated. Maybe it's near and dear to those in San Jose but from an outsider's perspective, time to refine it and make it look more like an actual, top tier, team logo.

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2. Ripping off Real Madrid's "Real" and the fact that the United States has never had a monarch based government.

Plenty of US sports franchises, at all levels, use royal imagery. Kings, Royals, Monarchs.

Difference being that the Sacramento Kings, Kansas City Royals etc. all use it solely as a nickname, there are no lions in the wild in the US yet no one holds that against the Detroit Lions. 'Real' at the beginning of the name of spanish soccer teams however shows that, at one time or another, the club has recieved direct royal approval, it's not just a nickname.

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Better looks at the Earthquakes away and home kits

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Sorry but I just can't get past that logo. Style is so dated. Maybe it's near and dear to those in San Jose but from an outsider's perspective, time to refine it and make it look more like an actual, top tier, team logo.

Couldn't agree more...that crest needs a redesign. Not a fan of the jerseys either...Adidas phoned this one in.

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Even if Real is at the front, its the same as if it were Salt Lake Royals. Yes it looks goofy for a team in Utah to have a Spanish name attached to it. But there was a precedent for it when they made an alliance with Real Madrid. They have an agreement to provide training facilities for youth players and Madrid chipped in for getting the facility built. Would be similar to the youth academies in Ohio that fell under Columbus Crew's youth development program and changed their names to match.

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2. Ripping off Real Madrid's "Real" and the fact that the United States has never had a monarch based government.

Plenty of US sports franchises, at all levels, use royal imagery. Kings, Royals, Monarchs.

Difference being that the Sacramento Kings, Kansas City Royals etc. all use it solely as a nickname, there are no lions in the wild in the US yet no one holds that against the Detroit Lions. 'Real' at the beginning of the name of spanish soccer teams however shows that, at one time or another, the club has recieved direct royal approval, it's not just a nickname.

But Real Salt Lake are an American sports franchise.

Also Real Madrid in fact benefitted most from Franco's patronage, rising to prominence in the 50s.

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Also Real Madrid in fact benefitted most from Franco's patronage, rising to prominence in the 50s.

Several Spanish clubs benefitted from Franco. The main reason for the hate between Real Madrid and Barcelona came from how Franco treated Catalunya after the war. The Camp Nou was the only place that Catalans could speak out against him which is why Barca, Valencia and other clubs have such passionate fans. And Real's title was given by Alfonso XIII, not Franco, in 1920

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Also Real Madrid in fact benefitted most from Franco's patronage, rising to prominence in the 50s.

Several Spanish clubs benefitted from Franco. The main reason for the hate between Real Madrid and Barcelona came from how Franco treated Catalunya after the war. The Camp Nou was the only place that Catalans could speak out against him which is why Barca, Valencia and other clubs have such passionate fans. And Real's title was given by Alfonso XIII, not Franco, in 1920

Yes, but the growth of Real Madrid as a major force in Spanish and European football comes from Franco's patronage, rather than any royal patronage.

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Better looks at the Earthquakes away and home kits

28663.jpg

30394.jpg

Sorry but I just can't get past that logo. Style is so dated. Maybe it's near and dear to those in San Jose but from an outsider's perspective, time to refine it and make it look more like an actual, top tier, team logo.

Couldn't agree more...that crest needs a redesign. Not a fan of the jerseys either...Adidas phoned this one in.

Won't happen. The fans fought hard to get that crest, along with the team's colors, name and records to stay in the city when the original version of the team left. They won't let it go now. And to be fair they did upgrade it when the team came back.

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These designs are practically begging MLS to end the Adidas contract and allow individual production.

Umbro's worst is above Adidas these days.

Just remember, Reebok made the Revolution and original Colorado Rapids logos

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Also Real Madrid in fact benefitted most from Franco's patronage, rising to prominence in the 50s.

Several Spanish clubs benefitted from Franco. The main reason for the hate between Real Madrid and Barcelona came from how Franco treated Catalunya after the war. The Camp Nou was the only place that Catalans could speak out against him which is why Barca, Valencia and other clubs have such passionate fans. And Real's title was given by Alfonso XIII, not Franco, in 1920

Yes, but the growth of Real Madrid as a major force in Spanish and European football comes from Franco's patronage, rather than any royal patronage.

And that has anything to do with their name because...

Not being an ass just they were called Real Madrid long before Franco came along, and are still called it long after Franco has gone.

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These designs are practically begging MLS to end the Adidas contract and allow individual production.

Umbro's worst is above Adidas these days.

Just remember, Reebok made the Revolution and original Colorado Rapids logos

I really don't understand the hate for the Revs' logo.

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It is at once terribly ugly, irretrievably dated and wholly inappropriate for a sports team.

These designs are practically begging MLS to end the Adidas contract and allow individual production.

That would be possible if not for the single-entity structure of the league.

I don't know that single-entity is really such an impediment to that. Team investors already operate much as traditional owners do in other sports in terms of the crest, team name etc. Why not throw the uniforms into that?

I think the bigger problem is the rise of online stores run by the league rather than individual teams. It's just so much easier for leagues to operate one online shop when all the products come from the same supplier.

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