I’ll start this off by saying that I’m not usually one to perpetuate rumors (and this could easily be a hoax), but we love discussing the USA’s jerseys here at Project 2010, so this seemed relevant. Over at Big Soccer, we saw some mock ups of what might possibly be the jersey the USA will wear in South Africa, so we thought we’d pass it along. The story is that someone who has seen the home jerseys with his own eyes (in a catalog or promotional video or something of that nature) has created a rendering of the shirt. Here’s what he posted:
UPDATE 2: He has now posted screen captures with Clint Dempsey in the jersey:
Seems totally possible to me that they could look something like this. It combines the sash that everyone seems to love and the grayish stripe of our 2008 jerseys. I like it. I’ve always said that I would prefer a red home shirt, but I’d be happy if they end up looking like this.
The same person also posted these images, though I believe that these are 100% educated guesses:
Again, this seems totally plausible. And again, I like it. The only potential issue with these away mockups is that we haven’t seen Nike use the same template for our home and away shirts since 2004, but maybe they’re returning to that.
This could be a complete hoax, but we figure since we post completely crazy transfer rumors from time to time, why should it be any different with the jerseys? Even if they end up being completely different, it’s still interesting to see what one fan came up with.