U.S. Soccer unveils new away kit and people care enough to tweet about it

On Monday, U.S. Soccer unveiled its new Nike away uniforms – or “kit,” as we’re now apparently supposed to call it, as if American soccer culture wasn’t Anglophile enough – and, as expected, the Twitters had a thing or two to say about them.

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Because if Twitter is good for two things, it’s critiquing soccer jerseys – sorry, kits – and not liking stuff.

But for the most part, the reaction fell somewhere between yuck and meh. Because all new uniforms fall somewhere between those precise parameters.

The uniform, which had been leaked a while ago when Alex Morgan was somehow photographed in it, is kind of whitish at the top, then becomes blue, and then goes sort of white again at the bottom of the socks.

The official press release said it "features stylish gradient design." We don’t know what that means. We didn’t go to fashion school. We’re not even really sure what "gradient" means in this context.

What we do know for sure is that the uniform is blue – with some white and a tiny bit of red. And that blue, white and red are three of the three colors on the flag of the United States of America. So blue, white and red are appropriate colors for the national soccer team of the United States of America to wear.

This concludes our review of the new United States men’s and women’s national team away unikits.

Leander Schaerlaeckens is a soccer columnist for Yahoo Sports. Follow him on Twitter @LeanderAlphabet.

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