Washington Diplomats Jerseys

Washington Diplomats 1974 Home
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 74 Home Jersey Roy Willner Umbro Tag
Diplomats Toros 1975 Home Leroy DeLeon Derek Watts NASL Soccer Washington Dips 74 Home Back Tom McConville

Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo:  Sewn On.  The '74 logo is smaller than the '75

Name on Back: Screened on.

Numbers:: Sewn on, the '74 numbers are smaller than the '75.

Other:

Washington Diplomats 1974 Road
     
NASL Soccer Toronto Metros 74 Home Brian Rowan, Dips Morrie Diane

Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo: Sewn On.  The '74 logo is smaller than the '75

Name on Back: No

Numbers:: Sewn on, the '74 numbers are smaller than the '75.

Other:

Washington Diplomats 1975 Home
     
 

Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Screened on.  The '75 logo is significantly larger than the '74.

Name on Back:  Screened on

Numbers: Screened on.  The numbers on the '75 are bigger than the '74

Other: 

Washington Diplomats 1975 Road (NASL)
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 75 Road Jersey  Roy Willner Umbro Tag
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 75 Road Karl Minor 

Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Screened on.  The '75 logo is significantly larger than the '74.  The '74 was a sewn on patch.  This one is screened on.

Name on Back:  Screened on

Numbers: Screened on.  The numbers on the '75 are bigger than the '74

Other: 

Washington Diplomats 1976 Home with Bicentennial Patch
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 76 Home Jersey Roy Willner.JPG NASL Soccer Washington Dips 76 Home Jersey Roy Willner Back.JPG NASL Soccer Washington Dips 76 Home Jersey Roy Willner Umbro Tag.JPG
Dips 76 Home Tony Macken, Thunder
Thanks Richard Blom 

Thanks Richard Blom 

Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: The Dips wore the Bicentennial patch in 1976 instead of the Dips patch

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers: Screened on.  

Other: 

Washington Diplomats 1976 Home without Bicentennial Patch T-Shirt Collar
     
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 76 Home Gary Darrell, Earthquakes.jpg  

Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: This version does not have the Bicentennial patch.

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers:  Screened on. The front number is missing in this version.  

Other:  It also looks like the diagonal stripes might be wider in this version.   

Washington Diplomats 1976 Home without Bicentennial Patch Polo Collar
 

Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: This version does not have the Bicentennial patch.

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers:  Screened on. The front number is missing in this version.  

Other: 

Washington Diplomats 1976 Road (NASL)
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 76 Road Jersey Roy Willner NASL Soccer Washington Dips 76 Road Jersey Roy Willner Back  
Diplomats rowdies 1976 Road Paul Cannell Alex Pringle

Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: The Dips wore the Bicentennial patch in 1976 instead of the Dips patch

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers: Screened on.

Other:  The '76 Jersey has white and red stripes around the bottom of each sleeve.  This not present on the '75. 

Washington Diplomats 1976 Road Logo Missing Variation
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 76 Head Gary Darrell  
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 76 Road Roger Minton

Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo:  Bicentennial logo is missing in this variation.  Originally, I thought these were just preseason head shots, with the logo to be sewn on later.  However, the other two pictures are from two different games, so the jerseys must've been worn more than once.  In the advertisement, the guy in the foreground is sporting a jersey without the logo; the guy in the background is wearing a jersey with it. 

Name on Back:

Numbers: 

Washington Diplomats 1977 Home Red Collar
     

Thanks http://washingtondiplomatsnasl.weebly.com/
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 77 Road Back Jim Redfern

Manufacturer: Adidas logo above the "i" in "Dips".  The Adidas logo appears to be a little smaller on this variation than on later variations.

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers:  Screened on

Other: This is the classic Dips jersey every one remembers.  They wore this style from 77-80.  They also wore the red version at home during those years.  The jerseys look the same at first glance.  However, they were different each year.

In '77 Dips jerseys were a cotton  T-Shirt style.  They had 2 versions of the red jersey.  In the first part of the season they had a simple shirt with simple lettering.  This jersey had a red collareThe font is smaller and little more rounded. 

The Shoulder striping of later years is also not present. 

Washington Diplomats 1977 Home White Collar

Photo from http://papadakisnasljerseys.com/

Photo from http://papadakisnasljerseys.com/
 
  NASL Soccer Washington Dips 77 Road Back Jim Steele

Manufacturer: Adidas logo above the "i" in "Dips".

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers:  Screened on

Other: This is the classic Dips jersey every one remembers.  They wore this style from 77-80.  The jerseys look the same at first glance.  However, they were different each year.

In '77 Dips jerseys were a cotton  T-Shirt style.  They had 2 versions of the red jersey.  Half-way through the season the Diplomats  moved to a nicer cotton jersey.  This jersey had a white collar and white sleeve bottoms.

The Shoulder striping of later years is also not present. 

Washington Diplomats 1977 Road
     
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 77 Home 2x INASL Soccer Washington Dips 77 Home Jim Steele, Alan Spavin

Manufacturer: Adidas logo above the "i" in "Dips".

Logo:  Screened on

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers: Screened on

Other: This is the classic Dips jersey every one remembers.  They wore this style from 77-80.  The jerseys look the same at first glance.  However, they were different each year.

In '77 Dips jerseys were a cotton T-Shirt style.

Shoulder striping of later years is not prsent. 

 

Washington Diplomats 1978 Home (NASL)
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 78 Road Jersey Alex Pringle NASL Soccer Washington Dips 78 Road Jersey Alex Pringle
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 78 Road Carmine Marcantonio 

Manufacturer: The Manufacturer's tag says Fred's Soccer Shop.  The Adidas logo above the "i" in "Dips".  The Adidas logo and the Dips are all screened on together. 

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Sewn on

Numbers:  The '78 jerseys had double tackle twill numbers with drop shadows.  The numbers are sewn on.

I've avoided describing shoulder numbers  because they are so varied.  The Dips shoulder numbers deserve a special mention though.  The left number is always white and the right number is always left.  This makes them viewable since they have black and white stripes.

Other:  Shoulder Striping is added.  In '78 the home jersey was a polyester.  The Road was a mesh jersey.

 

Washington Diplomats 1978 Road
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 78 Home Jersey Roy Willner Wesco Tag
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 78 Home Randy Garber

Manufacturer: West Coast Soccer Equimpent Co. "Wesco: is the manufacturer.  The Adidas logo is above the "i" in "Dips" but it is not an Adidas shirt.

Logo: Screened on.  The Adidas logo and the Dips are all screened on together.

Name on Back: Yes

Numbers: The '78 jerseys had drop shadows on the numbers.  The numbers are sewn on. 

I've avoided describing shoulder numbers  because they are so varied.  The Dips shoulder numbers deserve a special mention though.  The left number is always white and the right number is always lblack.  This makes them visable since they have black and white stripes. 

Other:  Shoulder striping is added.

In '78 the home jersey was a polyester.  The Road was a mesh.

NASL Soccer Washington Dips 78 Home Collar x This is an interesting photo from a '78 Dips program.   It advertises West Coast Soccer Equipment Company as the manufacturer of Dips jerseys.  The jerseys have collars on them.  There are no photos of the Dips ever having played in collared jerseys. Perhaps these were just prototypes.  Need more research.
Washington Diplomats 1979 Home (NASL)
     
Dips 79 Road Mike Dillon
Thanks Jan Reinertsen 

Thanks http://washingtondiplomatsnasl.weebly.com/

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back: Screened on a patch

Numbers:  I've avoided describing shoulder numbers  because they are so varied.  The Dips shoulder numbers deserve a special mention though.  The left number is always white and the right number is always left.  This makes them viewable since they have black and white stripes.

Other:  The Dips wore the 1979 jersey in at least one game in 1980.

Washington Diplomats 1979 Road
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 79 Home Bob Iarusci   

Manufacturer: West Coast Soccer Equipment Co. "Wesco: is the manufacturer.  The Adidas logo is above the "i" in "Dips" but it is not an Adidas shirt.

Logo:  Screened on

Name on Back: Screened on a patch.  This is the only year the Dips used a patch.

Numbers: The '79 numbers are screened on with out the drop shadow. 

Other: This is the classic Dips jersey every one remembers.

 

Washington Diplomats 1980 Home (NASL)
Dips 80 Road Askew, Iarusci, Fury 4-13-80  Dips 80 Road Back Alan Green, Fury 4-13-80.jpg

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on.  This jersey is identical to the 77-79 version except the Adidas logo moves from over the "i" in "Dips" to the upper right chest.  The "I" in "Dips" also becomes the same size as other letters.

Name on Back: screened on

Numbers:  Screened on

Other:

Washington Diplomats 1980 Road
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 80 Home Jersey Don Droege
Manufacturer: Adidas logo moves to the upper right.

Logo: Screened on.  This jersey is identical to the 77-79 version except the Adidas logo moves from over the "i" in "Dips" to the upper right chest.  The "I" in "Dips" also becomes the same size as other letters.

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers:  Screened on,

Other: The Dips wore color at home in 1980.  The game against the Cosmos was the exception.  See photo to left.

Washington Diplomats 1980 Road 79 logo on an 80 jersey variation
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 80 Home Jersey Wim Jansen 79 Style NASL Soccer Washington Dips 80 Home Jersey Wim Jansen 79 Style Back  
   

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo:  Screened on

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers: Screened on

Other:  This is a very interesting jersey.  The Dips logo still has the shortened "i" and Adidas logo that was used from 1977-79.  However, the Adidas logo is also on the upper right of the chest.  This is the 1980 style.  It would have been sewn into the jersey.  It appears the '79 logo was screened on an '80 blank.  Wim Jansen only played in '80.  I have no game photos of this variation.

Washington Diplomats 1980 Exhibition Road
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 80 Exhibition Jersey Nick Mijatovic NASL Soccer Washington Dips 80 Exhibition Jersey Nick Mijatovic Back.jpg   

Photo from http://www.marioluna.net/

Photo from http://twb22.blogspot.com/2

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on  "Dips" becomes Diplomats and moves to the upper left

Name on Back: None

Numbers: Screened on

Other: This jersey was worn on the Dips 1980 tour of Japan.

 

 

Washington Diplomats 1981 Home
NASL Soccer Washington Dips 81 Home Petar Baralic.jpg
From http://www.pbsoccer.com/

From http://www.pbsoccer.com

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: The screened on "Dips" becomes "Diplomats" and sits at an angle.

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers: Screened on

Other:

Washington Diplomats 1981 Road (NASL)
NASL Soccer Washington Dips Cosmos 1981 Road Trevor Hebbard Bob Iarusci NASL Soccer Washington Dips Cosmos 1981 Road Back David McGill Jeff Durgan

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: The screened on "Dips" becomes "Diplomats" and sits at an angle.

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers: Screened on

Other: