USMNT fans share disappointed reactions to new World Cup kits originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Americans have waited eight years to see the U.S. men’s national team compete on the World Cup stage. While they are eager to see the team on the pitch, they were let down by what the team will be wearing at the competition.
The USMNT showed off its new kits for the 2022 World Cup, courtesy of Nike, on Thursday. The home kit is mostly a plain white jersey, while the away jersey features a tie-dye background:
Fans had seen the look through internet leaks. One fan even went as far as to start an online petition to get Nike and the USMNT to change their kits ahead of an official reveal.
However, supporters were overwhelmingly disappointed to find out that those looks were the real deal:
— PappaVision (@pappavision) September 15, 2022
Their faces say it all ð¤¦ð»ââï¸ pic.twitter.com/S6zmwk6PY9
— Connor Beaupre (@youngbeaups) September 15, 2022
— Chris Smith (@CJSmith91) September 15, 2022
Cool. You gave us PSGs warmup kits and slapped a crest on it. Embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/ZdrsTHh4uw
— Jim Jamison (@JimmyCutlets) September 15, 2022
usmnt fans: bring back the waldo jerseys! they were unique and identifiable!
fans: the bomb pops! we still wear them in the stands
fans: fine. let's just keep the dazzle camo
nike: blue tie-dye
fans: but that's worse!
nike: no, THIS is pic.twitter.com/XYWZJXWI8h
— Matt Ufford (@mattufford) September 15, 2022
While some fans insisted that the USMNT switch from Nike to another jersey provider, others took it upon themselves to create a new look for the squad. A few of the concept jerseys were legitimate attempts to give the team a better look, while others went a different route:
I saw the USMNT kit leaks a while back and decided to design the proper set. Waldos at home, Stars on the road, and the special black & gold Declaration of Independence kit for the WC final. pic.twitter.com/faN3EAsnnB
— Chris Bunn (@ChrisBunn21) September 15, 2022
— Sean Cornely (@scornely_) September 15, 2022
— Baconator (@vapourwaver) September 7, 2022
Would rock this instead ð¤·ð½ââï¸ pic.twitter.com/PkdW7faqnt
— Resurge The Spike ATL â½ï¸ð´â«ï¸ #BOCAOUT (@ResurgeSpikeATL) September 15, 2022
The USMNT will wear the new Nike kits on the field for the first time during a pair of friendlies later in September. The team begins World Cup play in Qatar on Nov. 21 with a Group B match against Wales.