New FC Dallas defender Reto Ziegler models the new primary kit during an unveiling on Friday. The adidas-designed uniform takes inspiration from the Lone Star State's flag. (Courtesy FC Dallas)
FC Dallas’ new 2018 primary kit is drawing big on the club’s Texas roots.
In an unveil posted live on Friday on Periscope, FC Dallas newcomer Reto Ziegler modeled the new uniform designed by adidas with inspiration from the Lone Star State’s flag.
The jersey is primarily red with a white upper area that includes the iconic FC Dallas shield and the adidas logo. The sleeves are navy blue, with the MLS patch on the right side and a white star from the state flag on the left with the initials LH, honoring team founder Lamar Hunt.
In keeping with tradition, the jerseys also feature subtle horizontal hoops with alternating bands of meshed fabric.
The back of the jerseys near the collar feature the words “Pride of Texas,” with a Lone Star in place of the letter X . The team says this “serves as a reminder that FC Dallas represents soccer at every level, for every age group, not just in DFW but all of Texas, as well.”
The blue socks have red and white banding at the top – and are really more sock sleeves than traditional socks. (Think leg-warmers, a team spokeswoman said.)
The new kit is made from 100 percent polyester with recycled fabrics and will be the primary look for the team for the next two seasons, the club said.
The new jerseys will be available for sale on Feb. 14, but pre-orders can be taken now.
FC Dallas opens the MLS regular season at home on March 3 against Real Salt Lake.
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) February 2, 2018