Monday, March 3, 2014

Your WC14 Home Shirt

And yes, it is available now. I like it fine, but I do understand how many of you out there will sport it during spring tennis. But yeah, I find it be pretty straight-forward and business-like, much like the team itself.









- Greg Seltzer

15 comments:

Soccertes said...

I don't love it, but I don't hate it. I would like it a lot more without buttons and with a shorter placket. This looks like a golf shirt. All this said, I can't believe this is the best they can do having 4 years to design it. Who are the kunckleheads at Nike/US Soccer that are entrusted with this? This has been said many times before by many different folks, but US Soccer can't figure out how to project a consistent theme in their kits. I know that's easier said than done, and maybe part of what makes some of the more notable kits notable is the traditional success of the teams that wear them (Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, e.g.), but come on. We are the Stars and Stripes; the Red, White, and Blue. Start there. That's a lot to work with conceptually. That this is what they come up with is kind of pathetic. End o' rant.

Greg Seltzer said...

I like it, but then I like a good simple collared jersey. They probably always had me with this one.

Soccertes said...

I like a simple collared jersey too Greg, but IMO the buttons complicate the design. The more I look at/think about them, the more I think they're terrible.

SleeStaxx said...

They aren't terrible... better than the Miss Americas, that is for sure.

Still wish we were wearing the Centennials for the WC, howev.

Damn that Nike...

Zach said...

Worst part of the jersey is the crest, otherwise I like them.

White Stars v. Black Stars.

Aaron said...

When you see a national team jersey you should immediately know what country you are looking at, and this doesn't cut it. I couldn't care less about buttons or collars, but it really bothers me that we look look like England. Red, white and blue damnit! Not white on white. Mike seems more concerned with designing something that looks fashionable than designing something that looks USA. (I have the same problem with the black Mexican uniforms)

Aaron said...

Make that "Nike", not "mike"

Zach said...

Look back at the 2002-2006-2010 WC Jerseys. This is significantly better than all of those.

Matt Browner Hamlin said...

This would be significantly better with a different crest - Centennial or otherwise.

If they'd spent as much time working on that as they did on UV text/lettering...which no human eye will ever see during the course of play...it would have been better.

Instead it's a polo that you could buy at any golf course.

SleeStaxx said...

When they re-did the development academy logo... I was like, "OK... F-that. Make that the US Soccer crest..." It's far superior, modern and simple.

http://academy.demosphere.com/

jon said...

I wouldn't mind if we always had a white variant and then an away/alternate in a set color. Buuuuut, we don't. Or, I guess we have blue? Except for when we use red (which the fanbase appears to love -- hmm, take a hint US Soccer).

Seeing Croatia's latest release makes me wish we would just always do some kind of red/white hoops. I might never buy one, but at least we would own our identity.

dikranovich said...

If the game does happen with Ukraine, USA should ask to wear ukraines away jersey for the game.

Greg Seltzer said...

Perhaps a nice thought, but they did just reveal the new shirt, so I would imagine they are contracted to wear it Wednesday.

dikranovich said...

im sure phil knight would not mind unveiling the world cup jersey against our biggest rival next month. that sure makes a lot more sense. although, Ukraine does probably wear addidas, so, they will have to wear them under the usa jersey, but put them on, just before kickoff, in a show of solidarity.

I wonder how much of the 1 billion USD goes to the Ukraine football federation? game on, putin was just flexing his muscles, and probably making some money with the stock market in flux.

Greg Seltzer said...

Allow me to remind you that any and all political comments or discussions are not kosher here. Thanks.