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If you are a U.S. national team fan who plans on being in attendance on Feb. 11 when the U.S. team faces Mexico, be sure to bring a red top to wear.
U.S. Soccer is asking American fans to wear red for the match as a show of solidarity, and to help provide a better home-field effect when the teams take the field for the crucial World Cup qualifier.
Here is the statement from U.S. Soccer:
UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU – TO WEAR RED!
U.S. Soccer and Nike are calling on fans across the country to show their support for the U.S. team by wearing red on game day against Mexico. Whether you will be part of the jam-packed crowd at Columbus Crew Stadium or watching in Official U.S. Soccer Bars across the country, put on your favorite red gear and make a statement for the entire world to see.
If you're thinking to yourself "but none of the USA's recent jerseys have been red" you have a point. That doesn't mean you can't bring along a red sweater or shirt to help create an unforgettable atmosphere at Crew Stadium next week (you also have a week to create your own custom-made red USA jersey, so have at it).
What do you think of the idea? Like it? Still going to wear your yellow Crew Jersey or throwback Alexi Lalas denim USA jersey? Thinking of what a sea of red will look like against a few smatterings of green?
Share your thoughts below.