The new USWNT crest with its four stars signifying its four world championships. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Soccer)
CHICAGO – U.S. Soccer Wednesday unveiled its new home and away kits that will be worn by its national teams this year.
Nike has produced the jerseys.
The U.S. women’s national team will debut the new, dark kit on March 5 in Orlando, Fla., when it takes on England in the first match of the SheBelieves Cup at Exploria Stadium (7 p.m. ET; ESPN2, TUDN). Three days later, the team will don the white kit when they take on Spain in their second match of the tournament at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. (6 p.m. ET; ESPN, TUDN).
The U.S. men’s national team will wear the new kits during the two-match European tour, first facing the Netherlands on March 26 in Eindhoven (3:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMás, TUDN), and four days later against Wales in Cardiff (2:30 p.m. ET; FS1, UniMás, TUDN).
The 2020 national team kit, training, and fanwear collection were designed to provide an American look for the team and fans, and comes to life with a distinct influence from current streetwear culture, starting with Nike’s Futura logo replacing the standard Swoosh throughout the collection.
The U.S.is the only federation that will feature this version of logo on their 2020 kits.
Following its Women’s World Cup triumph in France last year, the USWNT jerseys will incorporate a fourth star above the crest, symbolizing the four world championships earned by the team since the tournament’s inceptionin 1991.
The fourth star will appear in line with the other stars, replacing the gold “Celebration Star” above the three others that U.S. Soccer had deployed to honor the team’s 2019 championship.
The light kit presents amodern take on classic design with a white base complemented by patriotic visual cues like flag-inspired red and white stripes on the back of the neck, red and blue cuffs and striping down the side panels, both of which tie to bands on the socks. Unifyingthe theme, the letters “USA”appear below the back of the collar.
A major element of the dark kit that runs throughout the entire collection – which includes the uniforms, training gear and lifestyle pieces -calls out the common international reference to the USA, which simply calls us the STATES. It builds onthe unifying phrase, “One Nation. One Team,” which has been employed by U.S. Soccer.