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The New US National Team Kits are Hot Garbage, Completely Miss the Mark

It's always an exciting time of year when new kits are being released in the football world. And this year, ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, we're graced with 32 countries revealing what they'll don in the greatest tournament in the world.

France has decided to class things up in Qatar, and both Saudi Arabia and Nigeria also showed up big time with their vibrant green prints for World Cup Kits, but the U.S. missed the mark in 2022.

The US National Team's Lackluster World Cup Kits

Alexi Lalas of United States looks on during the FIFA World Cup 1994, Clint Dempsey #8 of the U.S. National Team controls the ball against Jamaica

Left: Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images, Right: Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

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In the past, the United States has had some good and some bad. The 1994 World Cup kits look like they're straight out of a '90s music video. The Waldo kits in 2012 were some of my personal favorites. Or the bomb pop kits that didn't even have the correct color blue.

With the excitement around the youth movement for the U.S. Men's National Team squad this year, we had pretty high hopes. And with how dominant the Women's National Team is, their latest kit donning four stars should represent the badass-ery they show on the pitch.

Enter Nike. Sometimes Nike really hits the ball out of the park. Other times they put out the same template for every club and country they have a partnership with. And the unfortunate reality of this year is they went the template route with one of the worst templates they've put out to date. The crest is smack in the middle of the chest. There's a couple weird color lines on the sleeves. I think ultimately they forgot which football they were designing for. This isn't a color rush kit for Thursday Night Football. It's something we want our American stars proudly representing their country in.

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Frankly, these kits are terrible. It's pretty impressive for Nike to screw up what is otherwise a plain white kit, but I suppose everyone has the opportunity to outdo themselves.

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