We Can, We Will, We Are
USA 2016 national men and women’s soccer kits.
The United States Menand Women’s National Teams unveil new home and away kits ahead of a momentous summer of soccer, in which the men’s team hosts Copa America Centenario and the women’s team defends gold in Rio. The classic white and bold black themes of the respective kits blend symbols of the country’s mounting soccer heritage with cutting-edge Nike AeroSwift technology that enables on-pitch focus by reducing distractions.
The kits also proudly feature the new United States Soccer Federation crest, which consists of a modernized shield with “USA” in a new navy blue font, above a series of vertical red and white stripes. The new men’s home shirt features a traditional white body and blue sleeves. On the chest, engineered knit zones create a geometric pattern that enhances fit, with smaller mesh shapes at the bottom of the graphic. The women’s shirt also features a modern white V-neck collar with a red trim at the back.
Odes to national pride appear on both the interior and exterior of both shirts. “1 Nation” and “1 Team” adorn the inside cuffs while the inside of the body reveals a circular graphic with “USA” in the center surrounded by the motivational statements “We Can,” “We Will,” “We Are,” “1 Nation” and “1 Team.”
These statements refer to an inspirational tweet by fan Meghan Brennan that was displayed on the wall of the USMNT’s dressing room before its famous victory over Ghana in Brasil.
The sides of both the men and women’s kits feature red stripes that run the length of the shirt and white shorts. Expanding when the player is in motion, the stripes maximize ventilation and reveal a flash of underlying white.