Nike Reveals U.S. National Team Away Kit

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When the U.S. National Team heads off to Brasil later this year, they will be doing so in a new “Away” kit revealed today by Nike. Described as “bold and deeply patriotic,” the new kit borrows from the colors of the American flag, a stark contrast to the nearly all-white home kits announced earlier this year.

Set to be worn on Arizona on April 2nd, the kits feature 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.

U.S. Men’s National Team captain Clint Dempsey had this to say about the jersey, “I really like the new, patriotic colorway. It’s a distinctive design that looks great on the pitch. They will serve us well as we head into a competitive group.” 

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.

The back of the jersey features a unique and specially designed name and number font, which is modern, angular, and directly influenced by U.S. sport teams. Each number on the back of the jersey also houses a small U.S. Soccer crest at the bottom.

In addition to the new design, sustainability was also a factor with the new kit. The shirt, shorts – and for the first time in a National Team kit, the socks – all feature fabric made from recycled plastic bottles (100 percent recycled polyester in the shorts, 96 percent recycled polyester in the shirt and 78 percent in the socks). Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles.

“The new kits fit really well, look great and most importantly, are really comfortable, especially when we are running all over the field for 90 minutes in all sorts of different weather,” said U.S. Women’s National Team striker Sydney Leroux. “All of us on the team are environmentally conscious so the fact that it is sustainably designed using recycled Dri-FIT  polyester is also a big plus.”

The new U.S. National Team Away Kit is available at Nike stores and on nike.com beginning April 1.

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