Last year before the World Cup, I posted a history of US jerseys from 1990 on. Since the US released a 3rd version of last year's World Cup kit earlier this year, this time in red, I decided to add on to that pictorial history with some others old school ones I've found. Maybe with next year's release, I'll compile both parts chronologically. I tried to only show players in action with these kits last year, but this time it was impossible. Review: US Soccer Jersey Pic History, Pt 1.
2010-12 3rd Kit - released 2011 (Juan Agudelo)
2010-12 Home (Landon Donovan)
2010-12 Away (Clint Dempsey)
Historical: Some are vintage jerseys and some are recent retro throwbacks. Either way, we get a sense of the evolution of the US kit.
1959 Home - Pan America Games
It looks like a child's pajama top, this time in a vibrant red (the pic inaccurately shows a faded red) with just awful USA lettering in place of a crest. A forgettable effort during the dark ages of US Soccer. 0.5 out of 5.
A very 80's look by Adidas - I do prefer the blue to the red version. The USA font however looks ridiculous. They would have been better off with solid white letters. 2 out of 5.
This needs more confirmation. One site lists this as the 1986 home. Another says that it was the 91-92 edition. I'm not sure either is right. Is this the kit in which Caligiuri scored the "shot heard round the world" back in 1989? It certainly looks similar. (Harkes below celebrating after the Trinidad game.) Hmm...
1996 Third Blue?
No idea if this is legit or not. But it seems to be the exact inverse of the 1996 Third white version.