North American Soccer League Jerseys

Los Angeles Aztecs 1974-75 Home
     

1974
  NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs Sounders 1974 Road Back Pedro Martinez John Rowlands
1974 No Name on Back

Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo: 

Name on Back:
   1974-No Name on Back
   1975-Name sewn on to a patch of cloth

Numbers:

Other:


1975

1975 Name on back
 
Los Angeles Aztecs 1974 Road (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 1974 Home Jose Lopez NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs Toros 1974 Home Ricardo DeRienzo Back Warren Archibald
With name on the back

Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo:

Name on Back: Some jerseys have names some don't. I'm not sure if they got added during the season.

Numbers:

Other:

 
Without name on the back
 
Los Angeles Aztecs 1975-76 Home Number above the stripe variation
     
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 76 Home George Best, Elton John NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 75 Home Back Bob McAlinden    

Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo: Sewn on

Name on Back: Name sewn on to a black patch of cloth

Numbers: Sewn On above the stripes.

Other: This style adds 2 horizontal orange stripes to the front.  The front number goes above the stripes.

The Aztecs wore the Bicentennial Patch in 1976.

This jersey was worn in at least 2 games in 1977. 

Los Angeles Aztecs 1975 or 1976 Vertical Striped variation
     


 

Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo:

Name on Back:

Numbers:

Other: I'm not quite sure what this jersey is.  These are the only 2 photos I have of it.  It is also possible that this was from a 1975 or 1976 preseason function.  Julie Veee wearing 14 suggests 75.  He switched to 22 in 1976.  The picture with George Best suggests 1976. The photos do appear to be from the same function.

Los Angeles Aztecs 1976 Home Number through the stripe variation
     
        

Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo: Sewn on

Name on Back:  Name sewn on to a black patch of cloth

Numbers: Sewn On in the middle of the  stripes.  It appears the number is wider also.  The '75 style numbers were also worn in '76.

Other: The stripes also appear to be closer together than the 1975 version.

The Aztecs wore the Bicentennial Patch in 1976.

 

Los Angeles Aztecs 1976 Road (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 76 Road George Best (4)
Larger patch
   NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 76 Road Back George Best

Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo:  Sewn on patch. There appears to be 2 versions of the logo patch.  Notice the 2 George Best photos to the left.  The appear to have slightly different shapes.

Name on Back: Sewn on to a white patch

Numbers: Sewn on

Other:  Unlike previous years, the '76 Road style matches the '76 home. 

The Aztecs wore the Bicentennial Patch in 1976.


Smaller patch
   
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 76 Road George Best, Elton John These pictures are from '76.   This is from a pre-season function with Elton John.
 
Los Angeles Aztecs 1977 Home Orange and Black Numbers
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 1977 Home George Best

Manufacturer: Sokka

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Sewn on to a patch of cloth

Numbers: Sewn on.  The numbers in this variation are orange on black.

Other:


Photo from www.thenationalfootballshirtcollection.com/

Photo from www.thenationalfootballshirtcollection.com/
The numbers on this jersey have been applied in an unusual way.  They are applied to a white cloth and then the white cloth is sewn on the shirt.  I'm not sure why they did it this way.

In the George Best photo below, you can see the same technique using the white under-cloth.  The cheerleader's number is applied the normal way.
   
Los Angeles Aztecs 1977 Home Black Numbers
     
Los Angeles Aztecs 1977 Home Black Num Bob McAlinden

Manufacturer: Sokka

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Sewn on to a black patch

Numbers: The numbers on this variation are black

Other:

Los Angeles Aztecs 1977 Road Sokka Variation
     
 

Manufacturer: Sokka

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Sewn on to a patch

Numbers: Sewn on to a white patch

Other:

Los Angeles Aztecs 1977 Road Big Number Variation


Los Angeles Aztecs 1977 Road Big Num George Best.jpg Los Angeles Aztecs 1977 Road Big Num Back Ken Whitehead

Manufacturer: Victory tag is on the inside of the jersey

Logo:  There is a logo on the upper right

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers: Notice the large front numbers.

Other:   This is from a 1977 playoff game. This is the only time they wore these jerseys.  I was told by a former Sounders employee that the Aztecs came to Seattle with their white jerseys.  The Sounders were the home team and had the right to choose.  They chose white.  So the Aztecs had to scramble and have these jerseys printed up. 

These photos came from  http://goalseattle.com/.  Jenni Conner has a ton of great Sounders photos there.  It is well worth the visit.

Los Angeles Aztecs 1978 Home
     
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 78 Home George Best, Pele (2)
Name on White patch



Name on colored patch
Photo by Tim Considine

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Sewn On

Name on Back: Sewn on to a patch of cloth

Numbers: Sewn on

Other: This is the same jersey except Adidas makes it.  The Adidas logo replaces the Sokka logo in the upper right portion of the shirt.

Los Angeles Aztecs 1978 Road Black and White Numbers
     
 

Manufacturer: Adidas Logo on upper right. This is the small screened on version.  The home has the larger sewn on logo.

Logo: Sewn On

Name on Back: Sewn directly on to jersey

Numbers: Sewn on black over white

Other: This is the same jersey except Adidas makes it.  The Adidas logo replaces the Sokka logo in the upper right portion of the shirt.:

Los Angeles Aztecs 1978 Road White Numbers
 

Photo from http://www.gettyimages.com/

Manufacturer: Adidas Logo on upper right. This is the small screened on version.  The home has the larger sewn on logo.

Logo: Sewn On

Name on Back: Sewn directly on to jersey

Numbers: Sewn on, Front numbers are black over white.  Back numbers are just white

Other: This is the same jersey except Adidas makes it.  The Adidas logo replaces the Sokka logo in the upper right portion of the shirt.:

     
Los Angeles Aztecs 1978-79 Home Alternate
 
 

Manufacturer:

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Screened on and arched.

Numbers: .

Other:  I don't know if this jersey was ever worn in a game.  I only have the one headshot  of Hubert Smeets wearing it.

 

Los Angeles Aztecs 1979 Home White and Blue
 
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 79 Home Back Johan Cruyff'

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Screened on and arched. Previous years had a straight name tag on a patch.

Numbers: Screened on, '79 numbers use 3 stripe Adidas style.

Other: The Aztecs had  2 home jerseys in '79.  One is blue and white with the 3 striped Adidas numbers.  The other is orange and white with solid numbers

 

Los Angeles Aztecs 1979 Home White and Orange
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 79 Home Jersey Sanchez Galindo NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 79 Home Jersey Sanchez Galindo Back  
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 79 Home Johan Cruyff vs Birmingham City

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on  This version has the Aztecs logo on the left.  The other '79 versions have the logo on the right.

Name on Back: Screened on and arched. Previous years had a straight name tag on a patch.

Numbers: Screened on, '79 numbers use 3 stripe Adidas style.

Other: The Aztecs had 2 home jerseys in '79.  One is blue and white with the 3 striped Adidas numbers.  The other is orange and white with solid numbers

Los Angeles Aztecs 1979 Road Blue
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 1979 Road Jersey Sammy Llewellyn NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 1979 Road Jersey Sammy Llewellyn Back  
   

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Screened on and arched. Previous years had a straight name tag on a patch.

Numbers: Screened on, '79 numbers use 3 stripe Adidas style.

Other: The Aztecs had 2 road jerseys in '79.  This blue one is less common than the orange one below.

Los Angeles Aztecs 1979 Road Orange V-Neck Collar
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 1979 Road Johan Cruyff NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs Sounders 1979 Road Back Bobby Sibbald Paul Crossley 

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Screened on and arched. Previous years had a straight name tag on a patch.

Numbers: Screened on, '79 numbers use 3 stripe Adidas style.

Other:  The Aztecs had 2 road jerseys in '79.  This blue one is less common than the orange one below.

Los Angeles Aztecs 1979 Road Orange T-shirt Collar
     
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 79 Road Hubert Smeets                                                        

Manufacturer: Adidas, the Adidas logo appears to be smaller in the T-shirt version than the v-neck version.

Logo: Screened on. Moves from right side in '79 to the left side in '80.

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers: Screened on.  They are also solid instead of the 3 striped Adidas style of 1978.

Other:  This variation has the t-shirt style collar.  The v-neck is more common.  In this photo, Cruyff and Smeets are wearing the 2 varations.

Los Angeles Aztecs 1980 Home Small Adidas Variation
     
Aztecs 80 Home Bobby Sibbald 5 

Manufacturer: Adidas, the Adidas logo was a small screened on logo in this variation.

Logo: Screened on. Moves from right side in '79 to the left side in '80.

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers: Screened on.  They are also solid instead of the 3 striped Adidas style of 1979.

Other: 

Los Angeles Aztecs 1980 Home Large Adidas Variation
     

Manufacturer: Adidas, the Adidas logo was much larger and sewn into the jersey in this variation.

Logo: Screened on. Moves from right side in '79 to the left side in '80.

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers: Screened on.  They are also solid instead of the 3 striped Adidas style of 1979.

Other: 

Los Angeles Aztecs 1980 Road (NASL)
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 80 Road Jersey Bob Sibbald Adidas Tag
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs Rowdies 1980 Road John McGrane Oscar Fabbiani                                                                   

Manufacturer: Adidas logo sewn on the upper right.

Logo: Screened on. Moves from right side in '79 to the left side in '80.

Name on Back: Screened on, Name returns to straight style instead of the arched '79.

Numbers: Screened on.  They are also solid instead of the 3 striped Adidas style of 1978.

Other: 

Los Angeles Aztecs 1981 Home
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 71 Home Jersey Chris Dangerfield.JPG NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 71 Home Jersey Chris Dangerfield Back.JPG

 

NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 1981 Home Luis Fernando
Without Bicentennial Patch
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs Earthquakes 1981 Home Back Todd Saldana George Best

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Screened on.  There are two versions  of the name.  One had the name screened in a line.  The other in an arc.

Numbers: Screened on.

Other:  The color scheme completely changes.  Blue and yellow are now the main colors.

The Aztecs wore the Los Angeles Bicentennial Patch in 1981.  This may have been on some versions and not on others.

Notice the Dangerfield jersey is missing the front number.


Some players wearing Bicentennial patch,  others not.
The two Aztecs on the left have larger numbers than the ones on the right. 
   
Los Angeles Aztecs 1981 Road (NASL)
           
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs Sounders 1981 Road Dave Shelton Roger Davies     

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers: Screened on

Other:  The color scheme completely changes.  Blue and yellow are now the main colors.

The Aztecs wore the Los Angeles Bicentennial Patch in 1981.