Nike and US Soccer unveiled the new 2018 home and away jerseys for the USMNT and USWNT last week. You can read all about the inspiration for the designs over at Nike, but since we got our hands on the away version, we'll add a bit about that.
According to Nike:
"...the away kit reflects excitement in embracing the unknown through gesture to space travel (most notable in the inner pride badge) and sleek, negative shaping of the stripes."
Christian Pulisic weighs in with his thoughts as well:
“The kit is so unique; there is nothing out there that looks similar. I love the blue away kit, it’s so clean and crisp,” says Pulisic.
It's definitely disappointing that we won't be seeing the USMNT take the field wearing these this summer, but there are competitive games that we can look forward to with these jerseys. The USWNT will play in World Cup qualifiers in this kit and the mens team will start a new journey wearing these new kits.
"A custom USA icon inspired by NASA Space Mission badges appears on the 2018 USA away shirt."
Thank you to the good folks at Nike for lacing us with this kit!