A complete look at the Nike USA Centennial line
U.S. celebrates centennial with new collection
The new US Centennial Jersey has made its debut this past Friday, but there is a lot more to the new collection by Nike. Along with the Official Jersey, there is a whole line of casualwear that completes the retro Stars and Stripes look off the pitch, including the following pieces:
Of course, the star of the collection is the Centennial jersey. Here you can read a full review of the new design by Nike, which will be available in Replica for Adult and Youth sizes. A special Authentic version including a commemorative box is also available for those looking for a style that matches actual jersey worn on field; including a tighter fit and enhanced technology.
The jersey is also available in Women’s sizes, in a special version featuring two stars above the badge for the Women’s World Cup Titles won in 1991 and 1999. All of these different versions can be customized with your favorite player’s name and number on Soccer.com, World Soccer Shop and other online retailers.
The retro theme is best embodied in the USA Long Sleeve Retro Jersey in obsidian, made of soft cotton and featuring vintage details such as the white cuffs and V-neck and a screened USA badge front and center that pays tribute to 100 years of American soccer. A white retro Centennial T-Shirt will also be available in short sleeves, including the name of either Donovan or Dempsey.
The collection also includes the USA Best Crew, a classic design in grey with a Nylon kangaroo pocket at front in blue, along with screen printing on the front that celebrates US Soccer's birth year. An embroidered badge with 100-year anniversary banner is placed inside on the back neck. The brand new authentic N98 jacket form Nike is perhaps the sharpest piece of the new line, combining a dark obsidian look with red stripes down the sleeves and pinstripe detailing at the front. This full-zip jacket has two zippered side-pockets with the Nike Swoosh logo and USA team badge heat-transferred on the front.
Another highlight of the collection is the special Nike5 Gato leather soccer shoe, in white and obsidian blue to match the new jersey. This special edition includes a USA Centennial badge on the tongue and insole and an eye-catching Stars and Stripes themed rubber outsole. But that’s not it, as the collection is topped off with a special bag design with the USA badge and Nike Swoosh logo printed on the front and a matching gymsack. There are also two special ball designs, the retro “Prestige Ball” in brown with a special centenary logo design in gold, and the Centennial Supporter’s Ball in a more contemporary look that still pays homage to this special anniversary of American Soccer.
The line of soccer gear has been well received by the U.S. national team players with a number of them sending out photos via their social media pages decked out in support of the team.
What did you think of the new US Centennial line by Nike? Find your favorite pieces at SOCCER.COM, World Soccer Shop.com and other online retailers now.