World Cup kit history

United States Kit: Through the years

December 4, 2013
By Chris Atkins

Design: The US national side has stuck to white shirts with navy blue shorts throughout their World Cup journey, with white socks completing what is an uncomplicated but effective design.

Short History: The US national side appeared at the first three World Cup competitions, using white shorts initially before settling on navy in 1950. It was also at that tournament that the shirt featured a navy sash across the front. By the next outing in 1990, Adidas had introduced a navy trimmed V-neck collar. However, four years later, they would host the competition in a memorable red and white striped effort -- as well as denim inspired away kit. All white was back by 1998 and has remained ever since, with a vertical stripe through the federation crest in 2006 the biggest subsequent change.

The greatest kit: Sashes are underused in football and the 1950 effort is a truly good looking design. The team have subsequently featured a similar design for away kit.

Kits through the years:

U.S,Other / ESPN FC

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