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.
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.
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And this was the more flashy model, a green two-tone.
In 2016, Sacramento switched to Nike, and in came this simple but classic black jersey for the ‘keepers.
And then there was this blue design, with gradient stripes on the sleeves and a solid body on the torso.
I think this black jersey is the same, or nearly so, as the 2016 black version, with just the sponsor name slightly tweaked.
Meanwhile, there was also a bright green number, which came in handy for situations like this one when the opponent wore black.
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.
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.
Which goalkeeper jersey is best in Sac Republic history?
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2014-15 gray two-tone
2014-15 green two-tone
2019 green with sleeve detail
2019 black with sleeve detail
2020 black "fingerprint"