New U.S. National Team Uniforms Unveiled by Nike, Feature Red and White Stripes

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterApril 16, 2012

Photo by Nike
Photo by Nike

At long last, the mystery has been solved.

Where's Waldo? He plays for the United States Men's National Team, apparently.

Nike unveiled new home jerseys for the US men's and women's national teams, and, well, they look a lot like the title character from the Where's Waldo? series.

The jerseys feature horizontal red-and-white stripes with blue numbers.

From The New York Times' Goal blog:

The color blue is reduced from dominant to complementary as the trim around the neck collar. And in continuing homage to what still remains as the seminal game in the history of the men’s national team—the 1950 World Cup win against England in Brazil—the jerseys have what Nike calls “a tonal sash to echo the same design” from the jerseys worn all those years ago.

The women’s jersey is slightly more tailored than the men’s number while both versions will include the United States flag, the Stars and Stripes, inside the back of the neck. To complete the new home look, the players will wear blue shorts with white socks that have a blue band around the top (and addition cushioning on the sole).

The article suggests that the men's jersey will go on sale April 26 and the women's July 1. The men's team will sport its new look for the first time against Scotland on May 26 in Jacksonville, Fla.; the women against China on May 27 in Chester, Pa.

So, what do you think?

Is Waldo the new soccer fashion icon? Or is this a disaster on par with 1994?

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