Nike and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), commonly known as U.S. Soccer, jointly unveiled the brand new home shirt for the men’s national team competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Combining classic and bold design and innovative technologies, the home shirt perfectly shows American style and Americans’ patriotism. The innovative football product can help players run quickly and freely at football fields.
Martin Lotti, creative director of Nike, said:“The new jersey clearly shows the pride and unique feeling of the American people, and it also reflects their optimistic attitude.”
The home shirt is white with light gray horizontal stripes, one of the traditional elements of the United States. It features a white polo collar with red ornament, an iconic element of American fashion and sportswear. There are 13 white pentagrams in the blue pennant that is put inside of the collar, coming from the original American flag and representing the profound history of the United States. Specially designed name and number of a player are placed at the back of the shirt. This modern and angular font is directly influenced by other American sports teams. A small America national team badge is underneath the number.
“It is an honor for us to wear the jersey designed for the national team. We will start a difficult journey this summer. We will go to Brazil to play games under different conditions. Nike’s innovative design will give us the best support.” said Clint Dempsey, the captain of the U.S. national team.