Copa América is an international football tournament contested among ten strongest national teams from South American and it is the oldest and top international continental football competition in the world. The teams that join the competition will be increased to 16 teams from 2019 including the previous ten teams and six teams from other continents. The first competition was held in 1916 in Argentina, meanwhile, it celebrated the 100th anniversary of Argentine independence. Uruguay national team has won 15 champions of Copa América and Argentina national team won 14 titles.
The 2016 Copa América was held in America. It had been founded for 100 years until 2016. Therefore, national teams from American Continent could participate in this competition. As the host of the major international sporting event, the players of the U.S. soccer teams tried their best to train every day, and the football shirts designed and manufactured by Nike, the sportswear giant, were helpful when they ran fast at football pitches.
The well-designed 2016 United States Away Shirt completed its debut at the match against Guatemala national team. It was worn by the U.S. women’s national team to help them perform well.
The men’s national team would dress the away shirt at the matches of Copa América.
Black is the main color of the new shirt showing the profound history of the national team. It features a modern V-collar design with blue and red sleeves in contrast to the body part. At the back of the collar, there is the word, “USA”. The badge of the United States Soccer Federation is proudly embroidered on the chest that is the combination of “USA” and the vertical red and white stripes. “USA” emphasizes Americans’ indomitable will and reminds Americans that they should not give up when they face challenges. These stripes represent 13 separate colonies. Additionally, the inside of left and right sleeves is respectively knitted with “1 Team” and “1 Nation”.
All details show respect for the nation. Each side of the jersey has a black stripe. They extend down and connect with the stripe on both sides of the shorts in order to provide good air permeability for players in motion.
Nike AeroSwift technology is used to make the new away shirt lighter and more elastic. The new shirt made from recycled polyester, on the one hand, ensures the high performance, and on the other hand, it reduces the impact on environment. The shirt wicks sweat from the skin 20% faster, and its dry rate is increased by 25% compared with former shirts. Beyond that, Dri-FIT technology also absorbs sweat to keep players dry and comfortable.
Each kit is made from about 16 recycled bottles. These bottles are degraded into high-quality yarn to be the main fabric, which reflects environmental awareness of Nike.
There are black shorts and black socks completing the away kit. The socks feature a blue Nike Swoosh and a red. This away kit looks cool and powerful. Fans of the U.S. national team must wear it to cheer on the team. The federation badge is an element to show your loyalty. The shirts, shorts and socks are being sold at FC Kingdom.