U.S. Soccer unveils new red third kit, and it looks awfully familiar
Red is back for the United States national teams. U.S. Soccer and Nike unveiled a new red third kit on Wednesday which the men’s and women’s national teams will wear beginning in March.
The women’s national team will wear the kits first at the SheBelieves Cup, which begins on March 1. The men’s national team will first wear the all-red kit on March 24 in a must-win World Cup qualifier at home against Honduras.
Similar to the how the women’s national team wore black-and-white primary kits that donned a colorless badge in 2015, the new red kits feature a U.S. Soccer crest that has been simplified into a white-and-red outline.
If these jerseys look very familiar…well, they should. They are the same template as and look very similar to the jerseys worn by England and Portugal:
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 15, 2017
The U.S. has only occasionally worn red jerseys, including the recent mostly-red "bomb pop" jersey. There was also a red third kit in 2011 that played off the sash look the U.S. temporarily revived.