The sportswear giant Nike and the United Stated Soccer Federation(USSF) jointly released 2017 United States Away Shirt for men’s and women’s national teams. The brand new Nike Vapor shirt is red in color that comes from the main color of America national flag. Traditionally, red communicates passion, aggression and energy. National team players will wear it to face challenges in a new season. The Vapor shirt is the most advanced product Nike has created in order to help players keep comfortable and be concentrated on games.
The new away shirt would be worn by women’s national team players at games of SheBelieves launched from March 1, 2017 to March 7, 2017. Most noticeably, the team got the champion of 2015 Women’s World Cup, so the champion badge of World Cup was proudly shown on this woman’s away shirt. At the same time, three five-pointed stars that represent three titles of World Cup were printed over the USSF badge.
The federation badge was redesigned. Designers took inspiration from the previous design and famous national emblem to show the country of the United States perfectly. These vertical red and white stripes symbolize 13 separate colonies. “USA” included in the new badge emphasizes Americans’ indomitable will and reminds Americans that they should not give up no matter how great the difficulties encounter.
Players of men’s national team would wear the new away shirt for the first time at a match against Honduras national team on March 24, 2017. Landon Donovan is one of the greatest players in national team. He can represent the U.S. soccer and has played games in FIFA World Cup four times. Individually, Donovan has won the U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year award five times in his football career. Besides, he got FIFA’s Best Young Player award, the CONCACAF Gold Cup MVP and was selected as the player of the Gold Cup Best XI four times.
This away shirt features eye-catching Nike Swoosh and fire-new federation badge. By contrast, the sleeves and shoulders are dark red. A black stripe is placed on both sides of the jersey to keep players cool when they are in motion. There are design details showing respect for the country. “USA” is woven at the back of the collar. Besides, the inside of left and right sleeves is respectively knitted with “1 Team” and “1 Nation”, which highlights the idea of “1 Team, 1 Nation” the USSF strongly initiates.
Manufactured by Nike AeroSwift technology, the shirt is much lighter and more breathable than previous shirts. Combined with Dri-FIT technology, players can keep cool during 90 minutes.
The shorts and socks of the away kit are also bold red. U.S. Soccer jersey is a must for loyal fans and you can get this well-designed away kit at FC Kingdom. The slim cut provides a perfect fit.
Nike’s each of kit is made from approximately 16 recycled plastic bottles showing the awareness of environmental protection. In recent years, Nike has made a contribution to environmental protection. Since 2010, they have recycled about 3 billion plastic bottles from landfills which can fill 5200 soccer fields.