Stars & Hoops Adorn New U.S. Home Jersey (Apparently)

IMAGE, USSOCCER.COM

By JACK BELL

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It has been 23 years since the United States men’s national team went full stars-and-stripes motif when Adidas trotted out the so-called “denim kit” for the 1994 World Cup, hosted by the U.S.

For next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, it appears that the U.S. will again wear some patriotic-inspired gear, courtesy of Nike this time. The jersey, which was leaked over this past weekend, is expected to be unveiled officially by the end of June and only be worn by U.S. players for the tournament.

unnamedThe new jersey design (right) has red and blue hoops, with the blue hoops showing barely visible stars. There is a full complement of white stars on the shoulders and sleeves, however.

In 1994, the U.S. team was fitted with two game shirts, both of which had patriotic overtones. The blue shirt (left) was adorned with large stars while the other jersey looked more like the flag, replete with wavy red-and-white vertical stripes (no stars).

What do you think of the new design? Would you pay $90 for one? Which other U.S. national team jerseys do you have in your closet? Which is your favorite? Let us know on our Facebook page or on our Twitter feed.