Tue 17.Apr 2012 08:35 Tanya Taylor,
The U.S. introduce jerseys for the Olympics - looking patriotic
Abby Wambach in the new jersey
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The U.S. Soccer Association has introduced new jerseys for this Olympic year. They are supposed to enhance comfort and movement and they are also environmental friendly. Below you can read more about their jerseys:

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The fabric of the new home kits is approximately 23 percent lighter and 20 percent stronger than Nike’s previous models. Made with Dri-FIT technology, the kits help regulate players’ temperatures on the pitch. The shirts feature laser-cut ventilation holes to promote localized cooling where it matters most.

Environmentally, each kit is made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles. The new kit’s shorts are made with 100 percent Dri-FIT recycled polyester and the shirt with a minimum 96 percent recycled polyester.

The base layer apparel includes Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong compression slider shorts that feature a padded waist and thigh protection in the most critical areas to provide protection during the rigors of the game. Mesh fabric is placed in heat zones for breathability.

The new home shorts are blue, while the socks – now with improved cushioning for greater comfort, movement and protection – are white with a blue band at the top.

U.S. MNT and WNT Authentic Nike Home Jersey Features
- Body featuring red and white stripes with a blue crew neck collar
- Inside neck of the shirt includes the American Stars and Stripes flag
- Jersey has tonal sash on the front
- Blue shorts, and the socks are white with a blue band at the top

Comfort and Fit
- Fabric is about 23 percent lighter than previous years’ kits
- Embedded with Dri-FIT technology
- Laser-cut ventilation on the shirt
- Double-knit structure and yarns to make kit 20 percent stronger than past designs
- Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong shorts feature padded waist and thigh protection
- Nike Pro Combat Hypercool 2.0 top delivers ventilation and sweat-wicking fabric

Environmentally Friendly
- Shorts made with 100 percent recycled polyester
- Shirts made with at least 96 percent recycled polyester
- Kit made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles

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