*Size Note: true to form, these bad boys fit exactly like you think a 1990's soccer jersey would fit: good 'n tight. For a standard, more comfortable fit, we recommend sizing up. See our Size Guide.
In celebration of World Cup 2018, we've brought back some of the ABSOLUTE UGLIEST World Cup jerseys of all time - which, not surprisingly, all come out of the 1990's when uniform design was anything but clean. Really though, we see all of these as SO ugly they're beautiful. Don't ya think?
The year was 1994. The United States was about to host its first World Cup in history. The stage was perfectly set for the U.S. men's national team to make a bold statement in front of the entire world that, finally, U.S. Soccer had arrived. Gone were the days of being a laughing stock and doormat of the international stage! It was time to get serious.
So when the meeting with adidas finally arrived in the Spring of '94 to give the U.S. players the first look at their uniforms for the World Cup, the expectations were high...very high. And when the curtain was pulled back........DENIM. Denim print jerseys. What the f*ck?!?!
"It was the longest silence I’d ever heard from our team,” remembers forward Eric Wynalda. Then, nervous/angry laughter broke out. “I’d be lying if I said people weren’t looking around for the hidden camera,” said Alexi Lalas."They were hideous."
Nevertheless, the Americans took the field for the '94 World Cup in the now infamous 'Denim Kit.' Beautiful or hideous? We're going with gorgeous.
Our throwback '94 USA Soccer jersey is made from 100% moisture-wicking polyester (just like the original!), perfect for when you're working up a sweat chanting and lifting beers to your face at the bar while cheering on team USA.