According to Nike: Combining the best in performance innovation with a classic and bold new design, the new 2014 USA home kit is the ultimate expression of American style and patriotism.
“The new kit clearly showcases the USA’s national pride and distinct sense of style, while also capturing the nation’s eternal optimism,” said Martin Lotti, Creative Director for Nike Soccer.
The classic jersey is white with gray horizontal pinstripes across the body and sleeves, a reference to the USA’s historic tradition of using stripes. The jersey has a white polo collar featuring red trim, a nod of respect to this iconic piece of American fashion and sportswear.
Inside the back of the neck a blue pennant tab features the original thirteen stars of the American Flag, representing the most evocative symbol of American national pride.
The back of the jersey includes a unique and specially designed font for the names and numbers, which is modern, angular and directly influenced by U.S. sports teams.
Each number on the back of the jersey also houses a small U.S. Soccer crest at the bottom.
“It’s always an honor to wear the colors of your country, and this summer we will be hard to miss in an all-white look,” said U.S. Men’s National Team captain Clint Dempsey. “We will be traveling all over Brazil and playing in a lot of different conditions, so the innovative Nike designs will serve us well.”
The new shorts are white with a red stripe on each side. Simple and iconic, the fit is slimmer and more tailored to the body, with a cut specifically designed to aid movement and comfort. The center back of the shorts feature Nike’s signature laser vents to aid in cooling and allow for moisture management. The new socks coordinate with the classic aesthetic.
“The cut of the women’s kit fits well and is comfortable, so I don’t have to think about the uniform and can focus on the game at hand,” said U.S. Women’s National Team striker, Alex Morgan.