New kits and new beginnings–Nike releases the USA kits ahead of the World Cup.
Just when you were starting to forget the series of unfortunate events that took place back in October–Nike reveals a stunning kit, only to remind American soccer fans it’ll never see the light of day in Russia this Summer. However, a new kit certainly calls for a new beginning, one US Soccer desperately needs.
The stripes on the home kit shift from red to blue. The diagonal flow of the blue forms an abstract sash, a subtle ode to a regular design element in U.S. kits through the ages. This modern interpretation of the American Flag represents speed. While the inspiration of the home kit is grounded, the away kit reflects excitement in embracing the unknown through gesture to space travel (most notable in the inner pride badge) and sleek, negative shaping of the stripes.
The 2018 United States Soccer Federation collection debuts on the men’s team on March 27 and on the women’s team on April 5. The home and away shirt is available March 23 from nike.com.