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Vote: Best Sacramento Republic goalkeeper jersey

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(That we could find).

Joe de Ocampo

Continuing jersey week here on SB Nation, we’ve asked you to pick the best jerseys among outfield players in Sacramento Republic’s history, so why not do the same for the goalkeepers?

Ah yes, the goalkeepers, who get a different jersey and usually don’t get much of the limelight in that department. With the enormous caveat that we dug up all the SRFC goalkeeper jerseys we could find, so there may be a version or two missed, let’s go through the looks over the years for the men in the back.

2014-15

The early years for Republic FC were these Lotto kits, which was a simple but unusual design, a two-tone pattern that had a sash across the length of it. This look is the more neutral gray tone.

And this was the more flashy model, a green two-tone.

2016

Alex Leguizamo/Indomitable City Soccer

In 2016, Sacramento switched to Nike, and in came this simple but classic black jersey for the ‘keepers.

2017

Joseph de Ocampo

And then there was this blue design, with gradient stripes on the sleeves and a solid body on the torso.

2018

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Seattle Sounders vs Sacramento Republic FC Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

I think this black jersey is the same, or nearly so, as the 2016 black version, with just the sponsor name slightly tweaked.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Los Angeles FC vs Sacramento Republic FC Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, there was also a bright green number, which came in handy for situations like this one when the opponent wore black.

2019

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Sacramento Republic FC at San Jose Earthquakes Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Two notes on this 2019 design, which is an update over the previous year. First, the detailing in the sleeves is nice, as is the baseball shirt cut. Second, when you’re built like Josh Cohen, the body-hugging nature works pretty well.

I also like this black update, with the sleeve detail being strong in this one, too.

2020

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Hard to find the 2020 GK jersey in the wild considering it’s been just one game, but you get a sense from this lineup photo. The color is black, but the pattern is reminiscent of a fingerprint blown up. I like it.

Which one do you like the best? Vote below and let us know which one you picked and why in the comments below.

Poll

Which goalkeeper jersey is best in Sac Republic history?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    2014-15 gray two-tone
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    2014-15 green two-tone
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    2016 black
    (0 votes)
  • 11%
    2017 blue
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    2018 black
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    2018 green
    (0 votes)
  • 29%
    2019 green with sleeve detail
    (5 votes)
  • 29%
    2019 black with sleeve detail
    (5 votes)
  • 11%
    2020 black "fingerprint"
    (2 votes)
17 votes total Vote Now