On Monday night, there were some photos making the rounds that claimed to be the away jerseys for the United States men’s soccer team as they prepare for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Unfortunately for USA soccer fans, it was not an April Fool’s Day joke.
Nike confirmed the jerseys on Tuesday morning that will leave USMNT supporters missing the Waldo jerseys that the team has worn in past years.
You can check out a photo of the jersey below:
After trying to figure out what the design reminded me of, Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated made the perfect connection. The jerseys appear to be inspired by the good ole “Bomb Pops” that many of us spent our youth enjoying.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) April 1, 2014
If you don’t remember what the Bomb Pops look like or don’t know what they are, here is a quick reminder:
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