FC Dallas jersey rankings – fan survery

Back in 2018 as part of our celebration of 3rd Degree’s 20th birthday, we did a ranking of every jersey in FC Dallas history. After our initial ranking, we opened voting up to fans and these were the results (which I originally posted on twitter here).

General Notes

  • The wasabi green kits did really poorly as did most of the ‘solid’ white jerseys.
  • “Mostly” red is the big winner with 9 of the top 13 belonging to this general category.
  • Most all the wider hoops jersey fell in the middle of the pack, with blue and white often just edging out the red and white.
  • The thin ‘pinstripe’ hoops are the big winners with 5 of the top 9.

On with the results.

#29 – 2006-2007 Tigres Tribute Third

This was the clearly most hated kit with double the last place votes of any other jersey (15). The highest placing was one 5th place vote.

2006-2007 Tigres Tribute third jersey.

#28 – 2005 ‘Solid’ Grey Secondary

A really consistently low finisher. Only three last-place votes but 10 votes in the 15th spot and most of the rest between there and the bottom.

2005 “solid” grey secondary.

#27 – 2000 Burn Wasabi and White Secondary

Often hated with the 2nd most last-place votes (7) but also strangely loved with 13 votes in the top 8.

2000 Dallas Burn wasabi and white secondary in an Ajax style.

#26 – 2017-2018 Stars at Night Secondary

1 first-place vote and 3 seconds, but a whole lot of dislike with 12 next to last votes.

2017-2018 FC Dallas “stars at night” secondary.

#25 – 1996 Wasabi & White with Burn Logo Secondary

It seems people don’t like white or wasabi. Although this did get two second-place votes.

1996 Dallas Burn wasabi and white secondary with large Burn logo.

#24 – 2003-2004 Solid White Secondary

Boring kits are average… Bizarrely 11 votes in 13th place.

2003-2004 Dallas Burn solid white secondary.

#23 – 2008-2009 Blue & White Hoops Secondary

The lowest-performing hoop. Strange statistical burp with 13 votes in the 20th spot. So not hated but generally not liked.

2008-2009 FC Dallas blue and white hoops secondary with red accents.

#22 – 2008-2009 Red & White Hoops Primary

So it seems people don’t like the angled side bit. Just like it’s partner, the blue/white 08/09 kit, it got 13 votes in the 19th spot.

2008-2009 FC Dallas red and white hoops primary with blue accents.

#21 – 2006-2007 Grey & White Hoops Secondary

Got 1 first-place vote. And 13 votes in the 17th spot. Did 13 of you get together and vote? The lowest ranking jersey without a last-place vote.

2006-2007 FC Dallas grey and white hoops secondary.

#20 – 2012-2013 Red & White Hoops Primary

I expected this to be higher. 2 first-place votes. But also 1 last place vote and 14 votes in the 23rd spot.

2012-2013 FC Dallas red and white hoops primary with red accent stripe.

#19 – 2005 Red & White Hoops Primary

The first full hoops and the FCD rebrand. 0 first and 0 last votes. Lots of middle of the pack.

2005 FC Dallas red and white hoops primary. The first wide hoops jersey with the FC Dallas re-brand.

#18 – 2001-2002 White Secondary

Clean look. Three last place votes but 19 votes in the top 10.

2001-2002 Dallas Burn white secondary with black side panel.

#17 – 2015-2016 Blue & White Hoops Secondary

The ‘whitest’ blue/white hoop. Votes all over the place, 16 votes in the bottom 5, and 17 votes in the top 9.

2015-2016 FC Dallas blue and white hoops secondary with a white back panel.

#16 – 2012-2014 Blue and White Hoops Secondary

Another one with votes all over the place. 16 top 10 votes but 10 votes in the 24th spot.

2012-2014 FC Dallas blue and white hoops secondary with grey accents. Worn for three seasons while the club shifted to alternating year changes for primary/secondary kits.

#15 – 2006-2007 Red & White Hoops Primary

Starting to get to the area where jerseys are generally well-liked. 1 first-place vote. 12 votes in the 16th spot. Lots of middle of the pack votes.

2006-2007 FC Dallas red and white hoops primary with curved side panels. The first

#14 – 2014-2015 Red on Red Hoops Primary

A contentious jersey. 3 first place, 4 second-place… but also 2 last place and 17 votes in the bottom 5. “The jersey that killed hoops.”

2014-2015 FC Dallas red on red hoops primary.

#13 – 2010-2011 Blue & White Hoops Secondary

The highest placed blue jersey. My favorite version of the blue/white hoops. Lots of middle of pack votes.

2010-2011 FC Dallas blue and white hoops secondary with a blue back panel.

#12 – 2003-2004 Red Primary

The “Southlake” jersey. Much more liked than I anticipated. 1 first place vote. 0 votes in bottom four, 12 votes in the 12th spot and it finished 12th.

2003-2004 Dallas Burn red primary with black rounded side panels.

#11 – 1996 Red Primary

Another kit drawing strong opinions. 4 first-place votes, 7 second-place votes, and 2 last-place votes with 6 votes total in the bottom 5.

1996 Dallas Burn red primary with large Burn logo.

#10 – 2018-2019 Texas Flag Primary

6 first-place votes and 23 votes in the Top 10. AND 7 last-place votes and 11 in the bottom 5. The ultimate love/hate jersey.

2018-2019 FC Dallas Texas flag primary jersey.

#9 – 2016-2017 Red on Red Hoops Primary

The lowest-ranked pinstripe hoop jersey. 4 first-place votes and 7 second-place but also 12 votes in the bottom 5.

2016-2017 FC Dallas red on red hoops primary with a thing white pinstripe.

#8 – 2010-2011 Red & White Hoops Primary

The highest-ranked ‘wide’ hoop. 3 first-place votes, 24 votes in the top 10.

2010-2011 FC Dallas red and white hoops primary.

#7 – 2001-2002 Red Primary

People like the red, I guess. 3 first-place, 3 second-place, 26 top-10 votes… and 1 last-place.

2001-2002 Dallas Burn red primary with black side panels.

#6 – 1998-1999 White Pinstripe Hoop

No #1 votes, but 6 seconds, and 27 in the top 10. 1 last-place vote.

1998-1999 Dallas Burn white Pinstripe Hoop. Primary jersey in 2998 and secondary in 1999.

#5 – 1997 White Pinstripe Hoop Primary

3 first-place votes and 28 top 10. A few people hate this one, 1 last place and 5 in the bottom 5.

1997 Dallas Burn white pinstripe hoop primary.

#4 – 2000 Red Primary

2 first place votes and 29 top 10s.

2000 Dallas Burn red primary with Ajax style side panels.

#3 – 1997 Red with Pinstripe Hoops Secondary

This is my personal #1. 6 first-place votes, 5 second, 4 third, 5 fourth, and 6 fifths. Someone hates it though, 1 last place vote.

1997 Dallas Burn red with pinstripe hoops secondary with Burn horse logo.

#2 – 2001-2002 Black Third

This is a damn good looking kit. Not that I would want #FCDallas to wear black all the time. 5 first-place votes and 30 in the top 10. 10 more in the 11th spot. Almost always well-liked, only 4 votes in the bottom 10.

2001-2002 Dallas Burn black third jersey.

#1 – 1998-1999 Red Pinstripe Hoops

The FC Dallas fan-favorite by a good margin. 8 first-place votes. 5 seconds, 7 thirds, 6 fourths, & 8 fifths. 41 votes in the top 10 & 34 in the top 5. Long live red kits and pinstripe hoops. (And black shorts!)

1998 and 1999 red pinstripe hoops. Secondary kit in 1998 and primary kit in 1999. The wordmark logo separates this jersey from 1997.

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