Fans of the USA national team voiced a desire for a red third kit to complete the red, white and blue kit combination to mirror the US national flag. Their desire was met head on by Nike.
When the USMNT takes field against Argentina in a friendly this Saturday, 26th Marsh 2011, at the Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, the new red kit will be unveiled.
The new shirt is a vivid red with an obsidian blue sash across the front. The back neck features a graphic that reads ‘USA’, while inside is a graphic of coiled rattlesnake.
Behind the crest of the US Soccer Federation is another coiled rattlesnake and a inpirational message ‘DOTM’, which stands for “Don’t Tread On Me”. This phrase holds a lot of historical value for the Americans and it has been used for more than two centuries in the country.
The kit is not only a reinforcement of the team’s tradition but it is also the most environment-friendly and technologically advanced kit in Nike’s history.
Echoing past designs and instilling the team’s history and tradition, the new red kit makes a blog statement. The red kits are available for purchase from Nike.com