We don’t want to sound un-American, but the United States’ hockey program probably could have done better with its 2018 Olympic jerseys — and that’s being very, very kind.
We’re not sure if it’s USA Hockey’s fault, or whether this is Nike bastardizing traditional uniforms or some awful combination of both, but when Team USA hits the ice in South Korea in a few months, they’re going to look like clowns. No, seriously, these look like something a hockey-playing clown might wear.
Literally the only thing these jerseys have going for them is that they say “USA” and are red, white and blue. It’s hard to knock that, but everything else — from the sleeve design to the font to the general layout — is awful. It’s just bad. Maybe it’s designed to appeal to kids, and if there’s any hope for the world moving forward, even they’ll revolt against these atrocities.
For what it’s worth, Canada’s kit ain’t much better.
In case you forgot, NHL players won’t participate in the PyeongChang Olympics, which is a bummer for a lot of them. The silver lining, of course, is now they won’t have to wear these jerseys.
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