CHICAGO (April 1, 2014) – U.S. Soccer and Nike unveiled the new Men’s and Women’s National Team away kit, a striking red, white and blue design that will first be worn by the MNT against Mexico on April 2 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Fans can purchase the bold red, white and blue jersey now on ussoccerstore.com. Additionally, fans who are in the area for Wednesday’s game can purchase the away jersey and other U.S. Soccer products from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday in front of Gate 2 at University of Phoenix Stadium.
The jersey has a modern crew-neck collar and consists of three bands representing the colors of the American flag. The base color of the jersey and the cuff of the sleeves feature a prominent red. The upper torso and top sleeves include a bold blue tone, and a white chest band extends over the middle of both sleeves.
The back of the jersey features a unique and specially designed font for the names and numbers, which is modern and angular. Each number on the back of the jersey also houses a small U.S. Soccer crest at the bottom. Additionally, there is a pennant tab inside the back of the neck featuring 13 red and white stripes to represent the original 13 colonies.
Well there it is folks. Your 2014 Russian National Team kit…oh wait.
I have to say I am not thrilled with Nike’s design on the new 2014 World Cup away kit. In my opinion the kit lacks any real American symbolism. The blue is too bright, and the red overpowers the entire thing. People have been saying it looks like something Russia or France should be wearing. A few minor tweaks could have really made this a nice jersey. There were fake leak photos online of the kit having an extra white stripe, and a darker shade of blue at the top, instead we have this:
I have to admit it didn’t look bad versus Mexico.
Lot of potential to create something special, instead Nike over-thought this and screwed up the color scheme. Oh well I guess.
Either way – BRING ON THE GROUP DEATH!