Aug 27 2013, 9:29pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
The unveiling took place at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., the venue of Team USA's orientation camp. In the words of the Washinton Post's Lindsay Applebaum,"The Nike-made jerseys, modeled by Bill Guerin and Chris Drury, feature, among other American distinctions, a neckline inscription that reads,"Land of the free, home of the brave."
-- Reduced seaming eliminates weight and creates a more traditional blocked look.
-- Each jersey is made from about seventeen plastic bottles and the socks use approximately five plastic bottles.
-- Lightweight premium letters and numbers shave off unnecessary weight.
-- Zoned ventilation and articulated sleeves for ventilation and maximum range of motion.
-- Stretch open hole mesh under arm for added ventilation.
"Cannot get over how bad those Team USA jerseys look. The stars and fake laces look tacky as hell and the K-Swiss looking crest?"
"Team USA should try to get an original logo instead of stealing it from the NFL."
However, there were some positive ones, such as this one:
The new Nike Team USA hockey jerseys can be viewed here.
Poch de la Rosa
Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.
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