New Home Jersey Revealed

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistMarch 3, 2014

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 28: Landon Donovan
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CHICAGO, IL - JULY 28: Landon Donovan #10 of the United States holds the Most Valuable Player trophy after a win over Panama during the CONCACAF Gold Cup final match at Soldier Field on July 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The United States defeated Panama
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On Monday, Nike unveiled its home uniform for the United States men's and women's national soccer team.  

From U.S. Soccer on Twitter:

Sleek and simple in style, these new kits nonetheless have plenty of features that make them cutting edge. According to Nike, the uniforms are made with an "ultra-soft dri-fit fabric" that "pulls moisture away from the skin to the outside of the shirt where it evaporates more quickly."

They also have "laser-cut holes" and "mesh zones" to make sure the uniforms allow for airflow and keep the wearer cool. 

But the look is the thing, and this is a classy twist on a familiar design. Not surprisingly, they are pretty popular with those who have seen them thus far. From 101 Great Goals:

Ty Schalter of Bleacher Report also digs the new, um, digs:

The light, gray stripes that run across the kit are a subtle but nice touch, while the red trim on the sleeves and collar really pops. And the collar gives the whole thing an almost business-casual feel.

The United States men will be hoping they look cool, and play cool, while they face some very daunting competition in a World Cup group that also includes Germany, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and a recent nemesis of the USMNT, Ghana.

While Germany and Portugal will be heavily favored to advance to the round of 16, the United States certainly has a chance to advance, especially given their strong form in the past two years.

At least we know they'll look good while they undertake that challenge.