Longtime US Soccer technical partner Nike today unveiled the 2015 away jersey to be worn by the United States national team for the rest of the year.
The mainly blue shirt will see action as the USA seeks to defend its CONCACAF Gold Cup title in July and at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Canada. It will also be worn by the USA at the U-20 World Cup in May and June. The new shirt will be available at World Soccer Shop, Subside Sports and Kitbag.
According to Nike: The U.S. Women’s National Team will be the first to don a bold new away kit that combines their strong sense of national pride with a stylish gradient design during the Algarve Cup in Portugal from March 4 to 11. The jersey prominently features two white stars above the team badge to represent the two World Cups that they have won – the first Women’s World Cup in 1991 and their triumphant World Cup victory in 1999.
“The new kit was designed to showcase the USA’s tremendous sense of national pride as well as their distinct sense of style, while also capturing the nation’s eternal optimism for achieving greatness,” said Martin Lotti, Creative Director for Nike Soccer.
The U.S. Men’s National Team will wear the kit for the first time on March 25 in a friendly against Switzerland.
The new away jersey has a distinct contemporary style, featuring a gradient graphic on the entire front and back of the shirt designed to creates a sense of continual movement. The graphic starts in white at the shoulders, gradually blending with a series of light rays before intensifying to deep blue at the hem.
Along each side of the jersey is a wide white stripe, which extends to the shorts. When players are in motion, the stripe moves to accentuate the natural contours of their bodies and accentuate their speed.
The jersey also boasts a new signature clean and modern V–neck collar that blends with the shirt’s gradient graphic, and features a red triangle insert at the front to ensure all three of the USA’s national colors are represented in the kit.
Inside the back of the neck is a pennant tab featuring 13 red and white stripes to represent the original colonies that declared independence and formed the first states.
Players’ names and numbers on the back of the jersey appear in a unique, specially designed font that is modern, angular and directly influenced by U.S. college and varsity sports.
The new away shorts are in dark blue with a white stripe along both sides to sync with the shirt.
The women will wear a new gradient away sock that matches their jersey – dark blue with a wide tonal stripe of chevrons on the calf at the back. The men will wear a dark blue sock without the gradient design.