The US men’s national team will debut the dark blue away kit when they host Paraguay in Cary, NC on March 27th. The defending World Cup champions USA women’s team will white wear the 18/19 home shirt in a meeting with regional rivals Mexico in Jacksonville, FL on April 5th.
According to Nike: Among the core values that make the United States Soccer Federation special is the motto, “One Nation, One Team.” Since 2014, this unifying phrase has defined the United States Soccer Federation; in its 2018 collection, the words are emblazoned on the inner neck of both the new home and away kits.
There, the adage forms a distinct starting point for a set of uniforms that will see both the women’s and men’s teams through initial qualifying stages for the next major international tournaments.
The stripes on the USA 2018/19 Nike 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.
A second statement is made through the custom name and number set for the federation. The typography is inspired by muscle car emblems and features crisp racing stripes and an inset star pattern.
While the inspiration of the home kit is grounded, the USA 2018/19 away soccer jersey 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 2018/19 United States Soccer Federation collection features Fast Fit Vaporknit kits to facilitate speed through performance and aesthetic.