The San Jose Earthquakes, one of the ten charter clubs of Major League Soccer, unveiled a new away kit on Friday for Jersey Week. The club underwent a very successful rebrand prior to the start of the 2014 season. San Jose’s blue and black color scheme were boosted with the addition of red, a direct reference to the original NASL incarnation. Originally known as the San Jose Clash, the ‘Quakes played in the first ever MLS game, a 1-0 home victory over DC United. The two-time MLS Cup champion had to settle for last place in the West in 2014, only winning six of the thirty regular season games. The opening of Avaya Stadium could help change the fortunes for San Jose this season.
San Jose’s new away kit is an invert to last season’s red away kit. The kit was used for one year only to commemorate the 40th year of the original Earthquakes as it was the original’s home kit. The year’s secondary kit has white with red details. The collar has a red crew neck collar with a white necktrim.
The neck stripe inside the collar is red with text that reads “San Jose 1974.”
The adidas three-stripe trim is in red, and runs from the collar to the shoulders on the sleeves. The sleeves also have thin red cuffed trim.
The new MLS logos are in San Jose’s colors of blue and black with white shield outline and black outline.
The jersey has the striking faultline design pattern from the badge in light gray. The faultline design is inspired by the San Andreas fault. Underneath the badge is a “Founding Team” tag in black and silver.
The jocktag has “SJ74” printed, with SJ in blue and white and 74 in white and red. The kit will also have white shorts and socks with red trim.
San Jose’s 2015/16 away kit will be available at WorldSoccerShop.com and other fine retailers.