Nike has released images of the new US team soccer uniforms (or “kits” if you want to sound European). Is it just me, or do they look almost identical to FC Dallas’ Adidas designed uniforms?
From Nike’s press release:
The new USA home kit combines heritage and patriotism in a bold new design that both the Men’s and Women’s teams will debut on the pitch this summer. The jersey utilizes the colors of the American flag with a blue crew neck collar and a body featuring red and white stripes.
The shirt also features a tonal sash to echo the same design on the shirts worn by the US Men’s National Team when they famously defeated England in the 1950 Finals in Brazil.
Both kits are visually identical but the women’s kit is designed specifically for the female athlete to enhance range of motion creating a uniquely feminine silhouette. The American Stars and Stripes flag, affectionately known as ‘Old Glory,’ is placed inside the back of the neck of both versions to inspire pride.
The new home shorts are blue, while the socks – now with improved cushioning for greater comfort – movement and protection, are white with a blue band at the top.
You tell us. Do you like the new designs? I’m kind of partial to the last designs with the “slash” across the chest. I’ve never been fond of FC Dallas’ uniforms, so I guess I’m not fond of these, either.