U.S. Soccer Unveils 2014 Away Kit

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I would like to begin by saying: No, this is not an April’s Fool joke.

 Earlier today US Soccer unveiled the new away kit, a striking red, white and blue design, reminiscent of the Bomb Pops you used to have as a child. The away kit will be worn in tomorrow’s matchup versus Mexico.

 According to the press release sent by US Soccer:

The jersey has 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.

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.

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

Simple and iconic, the new away shorts and socks are red. The shorts are slim and 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 kit fits really well, looks great and keeps you comfortable, but my favorite part is that it is sustainably designed using recycled Dri-FIT polyester,” said U.S. Women’s National Team striker Sydney Leroux.

What do you think? Do you like the away or home kit better, or none?

Pedro Heizer

The founder, editor and publisher of 90 Minutes Stong, Pedro is credentialed member of U.S. Soccer, Orlando City Soccer Club, Fort Lauderdale Strikers and others, as well as a member of the North American Soccer Reporters.

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