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Nike unveils U.S. home kit for the World Cup, everyone thinks the top looks like a golf shirt

Brooks Peck
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"It's always an honor to wear the colors of your country, and this summer we will be hard to miss in an all-white look," said U.S. Men's National Team captain Clint Dempsey. "We will be traveling all over Brazil and playing in a lot of different conditions, so the innovative Nike designs will serve us well."
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"It's always an honor to wear the colors of your country, and this summer we will be hard to miss in an all-white look," said U.S. Men's National Team captain Clint Dempsey. "We will be traveling all over Brazil and playing in a lot of different conditions, so the innovative Nike designs will serve us well."

To mark 100 days until the World Cup, Nike has revealed the home kit that the U.S. will wear at this summer's tournament and the verdict is unanimous: The top looks like a golf shirt. And it turns out that was by design.

"The classic jersey is white with gray horizontal pinstripes across the body and sleeves, a reference to the USA’s historic tradition of using stripes," Nike says. "The jersey has a white polo collar featuring red trim, a nod of respect to this iconic piece of American fashion and sportswear."

In other words, it's a golf shirt and everyone knows it.

Even the Associated Press went with the headline "New US World Cup jersey looks like golf shirt" for their report on the matter. But this look is just as traditional for the pitch as it is for the golf course. The shirt is actually almost identical to England's 2010 World Cup home kit produced by former Nike subsidiary Umbro — the only apparent difference being the stripes and the crest switch.

But the U.S. shirt does have something that the Greg Norman Collection doesn't: A blacklight message of "One Nation. One Team." written in the player's names on the back that will go almost completely unnoticed.

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The shirt is available now and will fit all of your business casual needs for $90.

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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