The Eddies will be paying their respects with a Third Kit this season – with an Edmonton Drillers throwback jersey. Although a different team, they were the first professional soccer team in Edmonton and still garner a lot of respect and nostalgia amongst the community.
It ties back to the 80s and the peak of the original NASL. Their away colors were orange, partially due to the Dutch influence in the community and by their head coach at the time. FC Edmonton also has a history of Dutch coaches and the Dutch form a large community in the city.
A classic jersey in orange and navy with the new era of soccer’s FC Edmonton’s name on the back of the jersey.