- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On March 24, 2011
- 3 Comments
- US National Team
For me, all I can say is it is about time. About time that Nike and the USMNT sport a red kit for a match. This weekend the US Men’s National team will square off against Argentina in the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey and will sport this new red kit.
Hot damn that is a nice jersey. Players will wear red socks and the blue shorts in Saturday’s match.
According to Nike, the red jersey is being rolled out in response to feedback and comments from fans who sought to complete the red, white and blue collection of jerseys. (The shirt is similar to the third jersey the U.S. had for the 2006 World Cup.)
Nike also took things a little further by creating a clever Twitter contest called Red All Over. They asked users to tweet a new motto for the jersey. Some were great, others were fairly lame.
The new jersey is on sale from Nike starting tomorrow for $70. I haven’t owned a red kit since one of their last red kits back in 2000 or 2001 (I can’t recall when exactly it was out). I must say this looks like a must-have for any US soccer fan.