Club Deportivo Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s most prestigious and traditional clubs, has a new home kit that exhibits a clean take on their trademark look. Chivas are the only club that exclusively fields players from within the nation, exhibiting Mexican pride, as many of their home-grown players would go on to larger endeavors, such as playing for their national team. The eleven time league champions introduced their newest primary in a banquet event ahead of the opening weekend of the Liga Bancomer MX’s Apertura 2014 season. Supplied by adidas, the three-stripe brand has been producing kits for the club since 2011.
This kit features Chivas’ usual red and white striped shirt, with some major alterations. The white stripes has a thin light gray stripe within each section. The crew neck collar has been replaced with a white v-neck collar, and the navy sleeves have given way to white sleeves with navy adidas three-stripes. There is also thin navy piping on each side. The club crest is over the heart of the jersey, with a white adidas logo across from it. The shorts come in a clean, yet smooth navy with white adidas three-stripes on each side. The socks are predominantly in white, but features a navy stripe with white adidas three-stripes at the top, and a red horizontal stripe beneath with light gray trim under that. The Chivas label appears in red on the shins. Bimbo, the Mexican bread company, is the main sponsor on the chest, with Pepsi and Scotiabank’s logos on the left and right sleeves respectively.
The 2010 Copa Libertadores runner-up will have to make up for their poor Liga MX 2013-14 campaign, in which they failed to make the playoffs in either half of the entire season. The Herd will also be in the United States, as they will face German superpower Bayern Munich at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ on July 31st. Do you like Chivas’ latest take on their traditional kit? Comment on the section below, or on our official social media pages.