Celebrating 100 years of soccer in the United States, U.S. Soccer and Nike unveiled centennial jerseys for both the men's and women's national teams.Celebrating the U.S. Soccer Federation's 100th year of existence, the country's governing body and Nike have revealed a centennial jersey for both the men's and women's national teams. The uniforms draw inspiration from the original U.S. Soccer jersey worn in 1913.
The jersey includes a white design with a blue collar and rims on the sleeves, and the crest is noticably different than the one the federation currently has. The enlarged crest pays tribute to the original kit and features 13 stars and 13 stripes to symbolize the first American flag and the original 13 colonies.
The U.S. men's national team will debut the new jerseys when it takes on Costa Rica on March 22 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Colorado for the next match in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying hexagonal.
The U.S. federation, known originally as the United States of America Foot Ball Association, was officially formed on April 5, 1913. Three years later, the team played its first game, beating Sweden in Stockholm, 3-2.