The United States of America Football Association was established in 1913, which would make this year the 100-year anniversary of soccer in the US.
Granted, soccer is still much more important to the cultures of other countries, but since its inception, the US has slowly become much more accepting of the game – even though nobody gets tackled and there aren’t any cheerleaders.
To mark 100 years of the program, Nike has introduced the brand new Centennial Kit for both the men’s and women’s national teams. The jersey is a predominately white design with navy blue appearing at both the v-neck collar and sleeves and inspired by the uniforms worn by the Americans in their first-ever match – a 3-2 victory over Sweden in Stockholm.
The jersey’s crest is also an adaptation of the original 13 stars and 13 stripes American flag and is proudly displayed on the chest as a homage to the original kit.
As you would expect, the kit is made out of Nike’s Dri-Fit technology, which is constructed from a minimum of 96 percent polyester from recycled plastic bottles. There also happens to be a matching pair of shorts and socks available to complete the look.
The jersey is available now for $150 from the Nike store. You can check out some of the detailed images of the jersey in the gallery above.