The U.S. Men's National Team unveiled its new Nike away kit earlier today when it took the field against four-time World Cup champion Italy at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa.
The new kits combine a distinctly American look with cutting edge, player-focused technology all in an environmentally friendly package.
The away jersey was inspired by the popular varsity jackets worn in high school and college, incorporating a blue body with white sleeves and a crossover collar that features red, white and blue stripes.
It also features a tonal sash on the front to echo the same design on shirts worn when the U.S. famously defeated England during the 1950 World Cup in Brazil. Inside the neck is an American Stars and Stripes flag, affectionately known as Old Glory.
The shirt's laser-cut ventilation promotes localized cooling so the athletes can remain focused on the game. The fabric is approximately 23 percent lighter than the version designed four years ago. Embedded with Dri-FIT technology, the kits help regulate players' temperatures on the pitch by removing sweat from the body to keep them dry and cool faster than ever before.
The base layer apparel includes Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong shorts and Nike Pro Combat Hypercool 2.0 top. The shorts provide added support, featuring a padded waist and thigh protection, while mesh fabric is placed in the heat zones for breathability. The top delivers ventilation and sweat-wicking fabric to keep athletes cool and comfortable during match play.
The fabric of the kit's shorts is made with 100 percent recycled polyester. The shirt fabric is made with at least 96 percent recycled polyester. Each kit is made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles, minimizing environmental impact.
U.S. MNT Authentic Nike Away Jersey Features
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