As if soccer doesn’t get a bad enough rap.
After not making the World Cup in 2018. The United States Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) has received all kinds of hate over the last 4 years and it’s well deserved. This is the one thing that I may not be able to forgive them on. The HORRIBLE jerseys they just released for the World Cup are coming in November. It’s the one thing you have complete control over.
Change them Immediately.
When November comes it may be the only time in the next four years that people pay attention and root for the USMNT. An easy way to get the casual fan on your side is to have undeniably cool jerseys that ordinary people will wear even though they don’t care about the team. What they did was the opposite, one incredibly boring white away jersey and a blue camo home jersey that absolutely no one was asking for. My immediate thought was they look like off-brand jerseys you find at Pamida or Shop-ko. A giant mistake.
Fire the Nike Soccer Director as well
Just read this.
It shows what’s wrong starting from the top. It’s clear they didn’t get actual feedback from fans. Just stick to the simple stars and stripes and everything would have been fine. It’s like they took the Horn off the side of the Viking’s helmet and said well once they win a couple of games everyone will like it. Listen to your fans and correct the mistake before they go to someone else for jerseys. Shit, I’d take any of these jerseys instead of the ones they put out.
I wish they would correct their mistake and make everyone happy, but sadly it’s not gonna happen. Screw you Nike. If you think it’s bad now..just wait till November comes around. The team is good for the first time in a long time and is full of talent… if only they had quality jerseys to back up the play.
7th-year Senior at UND. (not a doctor). 2021 6v6 sand volleyball champion. Read my thoughts on the Wolves, Gophers, and USMNT.
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