Adidas and Puma Release Jerseys While USMNT Nike Kits Wait

With the World Cup 2022 In less than three months, national teams and their kit suppliers have begun unveiling tournament shirts in Qatar.

On Monday, Adidas have released their range of kits, including a stunning design for Mexico, unique Argentina jerseys and more. Puma also launched another big wave, although it drew a lot of criticism.

The USA jerseys, which are made by Nike, have not yet been released, but have leak, and they too have drawn a lot of criticism. Several U.S. men’s national team players, in comments on social media, apparently confirmed the leaks and joined the chorus of unimpressed fans.

“We are as angry as all of you,” striker Tim Weah wrote on Instagram.

During a Zoom call with reporters last week, midfielder Yunus Musah said: “The kits are – yes, these are the kits that they made.” After confirming he had seen and worn the real jersey, he was asked to rate it and give it a thumbs up – “in the middle”, he said with his typical beaming smile.

The American jerseys will be officially unveiled soon. The jerseys worn by the USMNT’s biggest rival, meanwhile, have already garnered rave reviews.

Adidas World Cup kits for Mexico, Argentina, Germany and Japan

Mexico’s new secondary kit dropped on Monday and garnered some of the most positive reactions yet. The Adidas jerseys, which will be used with the green primary kit, pay homage to ancient Mixtec art.

Likewise, Japan’s Adidas kit landed well – and had a phenomenal anime theme to go along with it.

Germany’s home and away kits, as well as Argentina’s purple kits, also turned heads.

Puma kits draw criticism again

Puma released six new away kits on Monday, and they all looked extremely similar.

The shirts all had a national team logo and number inside a shape in the center with the Puma logo above, although each design was changed slightly to represent the specific country. Ghana, for example, had its tricolor above the numbered box. Senegal’s away kits have also appeared with the green and yellow colourway.

Many Puma jerseys, however, were very similar to each other – and left a lot to be desired.

Puma’s universal design is clearly here to stay, and every country using the brand appears to be getting a version for use in Qatar this fall.

The official USMNT kits for the Qatar World Cup have yet to be released. (Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Darryl A. Chapin