After years of cookie-cutter jerseys and unoriginality when it came to the United States Men’s National Team jerseys, Nike has finally gotten it right.
Days before Fourth of July, the Nike and US Soccer secretly released the newest threads in a warm-up game versus Ghana.
Expected to play in the home white, fans got a huge surprise when the patriotic jersey was displayed prior to the National Anthem.
This kit in undeniably American, unlike the red Portugal-like kits, and the England-like white kits. With literal Stars and Stripes throughout the uniform, Nike has made a kit that makes all US Soccer fans proud to call it their own.
Red and Blue horizontal stripes, reminiscent of the “Waldo”uniforms of 2011, dominate the jersey, which also feature a subtle tonal stars in the blue stripes. Eight white stars are also featured on each sleeve, the nation’s mantras are also displayed on the jersey.
“One Nation” is detailed on the left shirt sleeve, and “One Team” on the right. A graphic reading “We Can,” “We Will,” “We Are,” is knitted visibly on the back of the shirt, just inside the collar.
What can be considered the only downfall of this amazing kit is its exclusivity.
Nike is calling this the 2017 Gold Cup Special Edition Jersey, and not making a Stadium-Style jersey like previous ones. Might have worked for Nike and US Soccer though, as the kits are reportedly sold-out in every online store, however jersey-inspired T-shirts, training tops, jackets and more — is still available now.
You can purchase all your US Soccer needs at Ultimate Soccer Store today as you rep the USMNT as they look to bring the Gold Cup back to American Soil.