The brand new United States soccer away kit has been launched by Nike, while two stars of the men and women’s national teams have modelled them for the company.
Alex Morgan and Clint Dempsey helped to launch the brand new shirts for Nike Soccer. You can check out the new away kits in all of their glory below.
— Nike Soccer (@nikesoccer) February 16, 2015
The worst kept soccer secret. This will become the official US Away Kit on the 18th. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/Hptw2ndhhT
— AO COLA (@AO_Columbia) February 15, 2015
According to Bleacher Report, unofficial pictures of the new U.S away kits for the men and women national sides had been unofficially strewn across the internet for several weeks now.
However Darren Rovell, who works as an ESPN Sports Business Reporter & Business Correspondent, confirmed that the kit was the official new strip for the U.S. national sides.
FIRST LOOK: Alex Morgan & Clint Dempsey unveil Nike’s US National Away Team Kit pic.twitter.com/Cf4dhJR4JG
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 16, 2015
According to Yahoo! Sports, the official press release for the kit describes it as featuring a “stylish gradient design.”
Alex Morgan, who plays in the National Women’s Soccer League for Portland Thorns FC, and has represented the United States Women’s team 79 times, scoring 50 goals, also took to Twitter to declare her pride at wearing the impending kit. She also insisted that she can’t wait to put it on at the 2015 Women’s World Cup this summer.
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) February 16, 2015
As you can imagine, not every U.S. soccer fan who saw the new kit was completely enamoured with the outfit, while others were won over by it.
The new Nike US Soccer away kit seems to be wildly popular with American soccer players sponsored by Nike. — Chris Rifer (@ChrisRifer) February 16, 2015
The new #USMNT jersey really looks like the inkjet was doing some crazy things… — Jon Lim (@LimToTheLimit) February 16, 2015
I’d like the new USMNT jersey if it wasn’t for the collar. That red “undershirt” looking triangle is stupid.
— Chris Showalter (@thatdamngoat) February 16, 2015
The new U.S. Soccer away kit will be available to purchase on Wednesday. You can pre-order it now.
[Image via Paste Magazine]