There was a moment, in the mid-1990s, when an optimistic glow settled around American soccer. The recent World Cup had been a huge, ground-breaking success. Major League Soccer, the best hope for the domestic club game in years, was about to kick off. And the US Men's National team was making a name for itself on the world stage, pulling off upsets and battling global powers with class and heart. American soccer had reached a new morning, and it was full of promise.
One look at the USMNT's mid-90s jerseys, with a horizontal band (and a big, empty space in the middle for the number), and memories of that era come rushing back. You may recall the white and navy versions of that kit, but how about the very-seldom worn light blue third jersey? The Dawn is an homage to that rare and beautiful American look, and to the blue-sky optimism that enveloped American fans during that era.
The Dawn features a red and navy print on light blue, 100% ring spun cotton.
Note: Clean Sheet makes shirts in batches. We'll be making and shipping a batch of Dawn shirts in August (2013), so they'll be out to fans in plenty of time for the build-up to the 2014 World Cup.
Update: Pre-orders for The Dawn have closed and we're making them now. Orderers can expect their shirts to arrive in mid-September 2013. We round our production numbers up, so a few extras are available on sale here - but when sizes sell out, they are gone for good!
This is a sturdy, soft t-shirt. Available in small, medium, large, x-large and xx-large (+$2.25).