New Home Jersey for U.S. Soccer Team

The United States Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams unveiled identical, new uniforms earlier today. This will mark the first time both the USMNT and USWNT will wear a single design, the only difference being the cut of the jersey from gender to gender.

The new uniform, designed by Nike, features alternating red and white horizontal (or “barberpole”) stripes down the jersey mimicking the flag of the United States.  Oddly the jersey features only twelve of these stripes, falling a single stripe shy of the thirteen red-and-white stripes that make up the flag that inspired the design.

A very subtle and near-impossible to notice “tonal sash” design is also included, this element is intended to pay homage to the 1950 U.S. Men’s National Team who defeated England in the FIFA World Cup that year.

Note the subtle sash running diagonally across the front, tribute to the 1950 US team

As with all things Nike the new kits will be made using Dri-FIT technology and are 23% lighter than the previous US soccer team uniforms.

The U.S. Soccer Team summarized the new uniform with this handy-dandy bullet point list:

U.S. MNT and WNT Authentic Nike Home Jersey Features

Design

  • Body featuring red and white stripes with a blue crew neck collar
  • Inside neck of the shirt includes the American Stars and Stripes flag
  • Jersey has tonal sash on the front
  • Blue shorts, and the socks are white with a blue band at the top

Comfort and Fit

  • Fabric is about 23 percent lighter than previous years’ kits
  • Embedded with Dri-FIT technology
  • Laser-cut ventilation on the shirt
  • Double-knit structure and yarns to make kit 20 percent stronger than past designs
  • Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong shorts feature padded waist and thigh protection
  • Nike Pro Combat Hypercool 2.0 top delivers ventilation and sweat-wicking fabric

Environmentally Friendly

  • Shorts made with 100 percent recycled polyester
  • Shirts made with at least 96 percent recycled polyester
  • Kit made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles

Jersey Availability Timeline

  • April 17: Pre-sale for U.S. Men’s jersey starts online at 12:01 a.m. ET
  • April 26: Orders will start being shipped
  • May 1: New jersey will be available for purchase in stores
  • July 1: U.S. Women’s jersey will be available

The new uniforms will be worn for the first time on May 26th when the US Men’s team takes on Scotland in Jacksonville, Florida.  The women will debut their jerseys the following night in a match against China in Chester, Pennsylvania.

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16 Responses to New Home Jersey for U.S. Soccer Team

  1. thomas says:

    no way…..!?……smh

  2. James says:

    This is amazing.
    ‘MERICA.

  3. Noel Gill says:

    Love the design. Great t-shirt calibrations.

  4. harveytimes says:

    now this is a nice uniform!

  5. Gray says:

    Perhaps their reasoning was that the subtle sash is the thirteenth stripe?

  6. max says:

    This reminds me a lot of Where’s Waldo/Wally. 🙂

  7. F19 says:

    The sash is stupid on this one. Having hoops AND the sash looks ridiculous. The last set with the full on sash looked great.

    The US needs to sit down with Nike and once and for all pick a iconic home look and stick with it. Look at the great soccer nations of the world, they all have had consistent uniforms for decades. Brazil, Mexico, England, Spain, Argentina, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, etc. etc. All have had essentially the same home uniforms forever.

    And for the love of Landycakes, fix the colors on the crest! BLUE field of stars, RED stripes.

  8. G$ says:

    Sunderland anyone?

  9. PriitJK says:

    Interesting choices. Not sure if I like though yet. I think this one might grow on me, but for the time being it is just a “meh.”

  10. JJHoser says:

    This is just a tshirt with a nike logo and team patch.. o.O Somebody got really lazy..

  11. Ryan says:

    When I first saw them, i hated them. They’re slowly growig on me, though. Seeing these unis on players makes them look a lot less…awful

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  13. MERKINS says:

    What an unmitigated disaster… to be honest this would be a disaster even if it was mitigated.

  14. steve says:

    we’re gonna look like team Barber Pole…

    can we fit in a Barbasol sponsorhip anywhere in the kit?

  15. Al says:

    What on earth was Nike thinking? Do they have a 7-year-old designer? This could very well be the most ridiculous national team jersey any team has ever worn in competition. Perhaps it is time to dump Nike and find someone else to design the team’s kit.

  16. Scott says:

    I really don’t like this design. The US Soccer team should have kept the old jerseys.

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