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U.S. Soccer unveils 2016 uniforms

By Alex Butler   |   March 18, 2016 at 3:23 PM

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- The senior United States Men's National soccer team and U-23 team will debut new red, white, and blue threads March 25.

The new home kit features U.S. Soccer's new crest on a white body with blue sleeves. A red stipe also runs vertically on the sides of the top and shorts. Both home and away options were unveiled Thursday in New York.

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But it's the new away kit that lends itself to the most creativity. With a sleek black body, one red sleeve, and one blue sleeve, the slick jersey brilliantly compliments the dark shorts. A black stripe runs vertically on the sides of the shirt and shorts, with flashes of blue on one side and red on the other.

"Both kits will introduce a new sock system that includes NikeGRIP socks paired with new sleeves that further protect ankles and other high-risk areas on the lower leg," USSoccer.com says of the kit.

Patriotism is very evident on the kits, which feature "1 Nation" and "1 Team" on the outside cuffs. The inside cuff reads: "We Can, We Will, We Are."

Ali Krieger of the United States Women's National Soccer Team is showing us the new Nike Olympic uniforms unveiled today. What do you think?

Posted by Sports Illustrated on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Teams will wear the new jerseys for the Copa America Centenario and the women's 2016 Olympics in Rio. The men's senior team faces Guatemala at 10 p.m. March 25 in Guatemala City. The U-23 team faces Columbia at 6 p.m. March 25 in the Olympic Qualifying Playoffs in Barranquilla, Columbia. The USWNT will first wear the kits April 6 against Columbia.

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