U.S. Men's National Team

USMNT to add a RED third jersey

Ever wonder why the U.S. men's national team has gone so long without a red jersey to go with the various white and blue uniforms to come out throughout the years?

Wonder no more.

The U.S. national team will unveil a red third jersey that will be availabe in April. No details yet on the design of the jersey, but USA fans have been clamoring for a red jersey for some time. It's a natural addition considering red is the color of choice for many U.S. national team fans.

What do you think of the idea of a red national team jersey? Will you be getting one? Still want to see how it looks first?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Colin

    There are far worse logos for federations than ours. What makes logos “classic” or not is their age. Give our current logo about 50 years and it’ll have the “classic” look.


  • Tommy

    I will believe it when I see it. If they do come out, I am buying at least 3. Maybe more so I can sell them on ebay in a couple of years.


  • Brit

    I personally nominate Brian Philips to design a new crest. Dude knows a crazy lot about US Soccer in its glory days in the 1920s and could pull off a beautiful combination of new and old


  • HoboMike

    Actually, in most cases, the home team wears white, with the exception of football (and now hockey). Basketball, baseball, college sports, etc.


  • MiamiAl

    The “Don’t Tread on Me” jersey was easily the best jersey the U.S. has ever had! They should re-issue that one! Mine got destroyed in the wash and cannot find a replacement anywhere!


  • scott simon

    Thank God! Finally!!!!

    I hope it’s a good design that is unique to the USA.

    I hate seeing the same basic design for all other national teams that Nike sponsors! I mean really? Nike can’t create original designs for the US?! Nike is an American company! C’mon guys!


  • Adam M.

    Agreed. What do the stars mean, and why is the middle one bigger? Why is the ball going up at that angle? Why blue stripes when the stripes on our flag are red and white? Why US and not USA? Why the cartoony font? We can do better.


  • RB

    Too bad if it only turns out to be that same god-awful red with blue sash design already seen…


  • GJJ

    Ok. I bought the blue prom queen model from the last world cup. Didn’t really like it, but it was the team jersey. This one better be an improvement. It kills me to say it, but I really like England’s red jersey. Don’t get too “sporty” on us. We’ve been playing the game a long time and the jersey should look classic and classy.


  • Pai

    I like the Red idea but Nike’s designs have always been awful on all of the merchandise…not just the jerseys. USA needs a rebrand after the successful World Cup.


  • Pai

    The crest is awful…US needs to be rebranded to USA with a new logo. It is a new era in US soccer…


  • Grant

    The reason it’s U.S. and not USA is because the country’s name is the United States. Ever notice it’s POTUS or SCOTUS instead of POTUSA or SCOTUSA? Ever notice that before the State of the Union the Sargeant at Arms yells, “Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States!” without the “America” added on after. The federation is also the United States Soccer Federation, known as U.S. Soccer, not the United States of America Soccer Federation. Plus, it differentiates us from the other sports federations like USA Basketball. I also hate how SportsCenter tries to use the name “Team USA,” but ask yourself if you’ve ever heard of Wayne Rooney playing for “Team England” or Leo Messsi playing for “Team Argentina?” If were known as the U.S. or United States that tendency is less.


  • Grant

    Tell that to River Plate. Tell that to Peru. Tell that to Real Madrid and Southapton and the Galaxy, who wore it as their original kit. A sash is one of the traditional template kits in football just like solids, hoops, stripes, quarters, chevrons, and halves. If all you see is a beauty pagent sash, a) you watch too many beauty pagents, and b) you don’t know your history.


  • Brett

    Personally, I’d like to see the 2006 World Cup white top style. Red shirt with half blue and half white vertical stripe going down the badge side of the shirt, and blue shorts (don’t want too much red and red tops with white shorts screams England). I always thought that 2006 white top was a clean look.


  • rob

    They used to–particularly the original nike design with the horizontal stripes. This was when the goalkeeper kit was the same template as the team kit.

    Ever since nike has switched to using a generic template for the ‘keeper (i.e. the same one all nike-outfitted teams’ keepers use) they have been harder to find, but you can occasionally find one on ebay.


  • Lorenzo

    Who else is red in CONCACAF? Canada, Panama, T&T, Costa Rica? USA should have 3 jerseys always, two main ones and an alternate.


  • Mito

    Too bad Nike makes awful jerseys, not to mention their other tacky clothing and shoes. It’s time for USSF to drop Nike for Adidas or Pumas.


  • MOCSoccer

    USSF will not be dropping nike anytime soon considering they are an American based company


  • Joamiq

    This is the best decision US Soccer has made in a long time. Those DTOM Send Off jerseys are still the best thing the MNT has ever worn.


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