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USA 2018 home shirt features unique design for men and women teams


Nike and US Soccer have unveiled their new home jersey for 2018 featuring what they’re identifying as a “light kit.”

The US will wear the white kit for the first time on April 5 when the US Women’s National Team played Mexico in a friendly. While the white shirt is traditionally the USA’s home shirt, neither Nike nor US Soccer has called the white shirt its home jersey. The US has an away kit, which they’re identifying as their “dark kit.” That one will debut on March 27 when the US plays Paraguay in a friendly.

For the home/light shirt, there are two versions. One is a stylized version of the American eagle, complete with 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies, which forms a unique graphic inside the 2018 USA light jersey, while the stripes shift from red to blue. The diagonal flow of the blue forms an abstract sash, which according to US Soccer indicates “a subtle ode to a regular design element in U.S. kits through the ages.

If you’re interested in purchasing the USA home shirt for 2018, World Soccer Shop is offering free shipping until March 31. Use coupon code NEWNATTY at checkout.

Here are closeups of the new USA 2018 home jersey:

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Nike defends USA home jersey against backlash of complaints


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In an interview with USA Today, Nike’s vice president of North America communications, defended the company’s design of the USA home jersey for 2015 that features a white shirt with black trim.

The biggest complaint among soccer fans in the United States this week is that the shirt has no red and blue in it. Black, white and yellow are not the colors of the USA.

“Not every team pays homage to the flag,” Charlie Brooks said on FTW. “Take Germany’s kit for example, world champions. The German flag is yellow, red and black. The kit is white with black trim on it. I understand people asking about the colors, but there’s also that level of not all national teams have to represent the flag.”

However, Brooks’ words don’t hold much weight. Germany’s home shirt for 2014/15 is white, black, gold and red.

But if he means Germany’s women’s home shirt for the 2015 Women’s World Cup, that one is white, black and red.

Neither shirt is yellow, red and black 2 out of the 3 colors represented on the national flag is better than Nike’s 1 out of 3 for the new USWNT shirt.

Brooks said that Nike wanted the jersey to “paint inspiration for the team itself, something crisp, stylish, sharp, strong and impactful, like the team itself.”

Brooks added that US Soccer is pleased with the design. But they would say that, wouldn’t they?

“They’re stoked,” Brooks said. “They love the uniforms.”

An important footnote to add is that Nike confirmed that the USA Men’s National Team will not be wearing this design as their home jersey during 2015, so there is a silver lining.

Regarding the design of the shirt, this may be another one where it looks better on television than it does close up. From a distance, the USA Women’s 2015 jersey is distinctive and the yellow-colored socks adds a unique perspective.

It’s only on close-up view (as below) that the shirt really does little to stoke interest. The shirt just looks like a white shirt with black trim. And the blue emblematic triangle is something that people won’t see when the jersey is worn.

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The jury is out on this one. Let’s see how it looks on television during a match to see whether our opinions change at all.

 

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US Soccer unveils USA home jersey for 2015 from Nike: Official [PHOTOS]


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US Soccer has revealed the home jersey that the USA Women’s National Teams will be wearing during 2015 from Nike.

While the photos above and below feature the US Women’s National Team jersey, the men will likely be wearing the same design in 2015 given that the entire US squads are now wearing the same designs from youth to men’s and women’s levels.

The jersey from Nike is about as plain as you can make it — white with black trim. A black stripe runs down the side of the body, through the jersey and shorts. A white-to-volt-yellow gradient in the socks gives the kit at least some type of uniqueness. 

The inside back of the neck features a blue triangular pennant design with 13 white stars, a numeric reference to the original U.S. colonies and a visual reference to the American flag.

The names and numbers on the back of the shirt feature an angular, modern typeface that is a modern twist on traditional American collegiate-style graphics and designed specifically for U.S. Soccer.

The USWNT will be wearing the jersey at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer in Canada.

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USA home soccer jersey for 2015 from Nike is monochrome: Leaked [PHOTOS]


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The United States home shirt for 2015 from Nike is a monochrome shirt, according to a leaked image that appears to be legitimate.

The leaked image from the reliable Todo Sobre Camisetas website, which has been reliable in the past, reveals the jersey that the US Women’s National Team will be wearing in 2015. Since the design for the US away shirt is the same for both the women’s and men’s national teams, that means the monochrome design will be worn by the USMNT too.

Nike, who have been the subject of a lot of love and hate from US soccer fans based on its experimental designs and lack of consistency for the US team from year to year, will feel the scorn from US fans again if the leaked image turns out to be real.

While we would like to think that this is a practical joke from Nike or some Photoshop artists, we’ll have to wait for the next several weeks to find out whether it’s real or not.

Why can’t Nike go back to the Centennial jersey design and create something as classic as that?

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Clint Dempsey and Alex Morgan model the new USA away shirt for 2015 [PHOTOS]


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New photographs of USA’s away shirt for 2015 have been leaked on the Internet, featuring images of Clint Dempsey and Alex Morgan modeling the blue away kit.

Nike has a penchant for trying new designs for the USA that push the envelope (remember the “Bomb Pop” and sashes?), and this year’s away shirt is certainly unlike anything else we’ve seen in soccer before.

The 2015 away shirt, which will be worn by the USA Men’s National Team and USA Women’s National Team, features a unique design with an assortment of different tones of blue going down the shirt, while the shoulders are white.

It’s another example of a USA shirt that we may have to see in person before giving our final verdict.

The shirts aren’t available to pre-order as of press time, but stay tuned for details as soon as we get them.

What’s your opinion about the new shirt? Post them below. Or, call Soccer Morning on Monday, February 16 at 10:50am ET at 347-756-6276 to share your opinions live on-air.

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