First off, we do have to make note of the fact that apparently Nike and US Soccer have extended their contract with each other until 2022, which means that we’ll continue to see the Yanks outfitted in Nike gear for at least the next two World Cup cycles. Secondly, as you can see above, it appears that the days of the old US Soccer crest are coming to a close, and a new one is taking its place.
The super-reliable crew over at footyheadlines.com have gotten their hands on another leak, and it’s a pretty big one. This is apparently what US Soccer will be wearing on their chest from 2016 and beyond.
It’s pretty obvious where the inspiration for this design comes from: It’s clearly a nod to the classic crest that United States soccer teams wore during the program’s infancy in the early 1900s, and it’s also the crest that US Soccer used when they wore their special Centennial kits back in 2013. This is clearly a modern take on that classic design.
While I’m not exactly crazy about the font, if this is legit then it’s clearly an upgrade over the 22-year old crest that US Soccer currently has. I mean, for starters, the stripes are actually red-and-white, instead of blue-and-white. That’s already a step in the right direction, and would make this an instant upgrade if it’s legit.
So, what do you guys think? Is this a solid upgrade for US Soccer?