In recent years, the United States’ national team kits have felt uninspired. Save for a black colorway in 2016, the shirts have remained formulaic and predictable, even as they drifted toward a more abstract aesthetic. A stripe here, some stars sprinkled in there, and the USMNT and USWNT kits were more or less set.
There’s not much of a legacy here. The most iconic jersey worn by a U.S. national team is the infamous 1994 faux-denim shirt, a concept that has been derided since it came out but has actually aged incredibly well. While you can occasionally find a good-quality replica from 1994 on archive sites like Classic Football Shirts, they sell for well over $500.
When the men’s team failed to qualify in 2018, a meaningful design overhaul got bumped a year in order to outfit the USWNT. And finally, we’ve got a hit.