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USA Men's National Soccer Team Reveal Home Jersey for 2014 World Cup

United States' Landon Donovan reacts after missing a goal during second half of the CONCACAF Gold Cup final match against Panama at Soldier Field on Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Chicago. United States won 1-0. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistMarch 3, 2014

On Monday, Nike unveiled its home uniform for the United States men's and women's national soccer teams.  

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 jerseys 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 key, 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. It 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 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 favored to advance to the round of 16, the United States certainly has a chance, especially given their strong form in the past two years.

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

 

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