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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    As a Korean-American, I made the decision back in 2000 as a child to support my roots and support Korea Republic instead of the USMNT (on a side note, I was at the Korea-USA 2002 WC match in Daegu and I was under the giant Korean flag, but in the sea of Koreans I did still sing the star bangled banner as a 10 year old haha), so your opinions are more insightful than mine on the US haha. I do agree that 2 kits for National teams are plenty. I don't like third and special kits for national teams since there are on average only 10 matches per year. Of course Nike want to give third kits to "bigger" federations to make more money, but most traditional football nations like France and Brazil will never wear them even if they get one. Part of me is glad that Korea is considered a "smaller" federation and we don't get extra kits, but Nike did make a big change with our black shorts this time, which gained popularity once we beat Germany, but smaller federation also means, less availability worldwide and we don't get new tech either. I like the US crest but it does indeed look a little too generic olympic style rather than football, I wish they had a good middle ground between current one and the one from before. I do think this cycle is one of the best USA looks though, at least the home kit. Away kit is a little meh but better than many kits that were at the WC.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    It should survive til at least March 2020 since National team kits usually run on 2 year cycles and Nike kits usually launch in March, with the occasionally special kits introduced for specific tournaments (at least for "bigger" brand nations like the US). The away kit might get replaced with new "third" kit, since Nike has been doing that with the US in recent years.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    after each match day FIFA releases a stats of the day report like this one: https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/stats-of-the-day-29-june-2018.pdf?cloudid=ycz5ioc7uckceuptbfwy just google "fifa stats of the day" and you can see the next matchday's kit matchups
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    At least from our games, it seems like FIFA is sticking to strictly Primary Home vs Away kits this year unless there's a major clash? Not too sure since Korean media only announced our matchups and not the other matches. Since FIFA designated us as Away, Home, Home for our group matches
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    Korea Republic announced its kit matchups a few days ago that were assigned by FIFA Korea Republic (White) vs Sweden (Yellow) Korea Republic (Red) vs Mexico (White) Korea Republic (Red) vs Germany (Teal)
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    First time since 1996-98 that we are wearing black shorts and first time with non-blue federation crest. love the away kit, the pattern resembles tiger stripes, and sort of resembles the Korean peninsula using our taeguk pattern.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    apparently our shorts are blue, but yeah it's a little bland and weird with no blue on the shirt since the crest usually was blue for us
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    Question about Asian leagues

    Yup those are player names. #47 Kang Min Ho (강민호) being one of the newest players for Samsung Lions.
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    Question about Asian leagues

    Oh that's interesting to hear since all the game jerseys all have Hangul on them, even on the Samsung Lions website shop they sell ones with Hangul.
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    Question about Asian leagues

    Korea's K League uses Hangul text for names during League play but during National Football team matches and the AFC Champions League they use English. Also the KBO uses Korean too, so when Eric Thames played for the NC Dinos, the name on his back was 테임즈. Actually now that I think about it, ALL Korean leagues use Hangul for names other than international matches.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    Might be because it's their last Umbro kits. They're moving to Marathon starting August 1, 2018 (which is before the the 2018/19 football calendar)
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    Yeah that's true, but almost all Nike supplied kits are released March because in January/February there are no official FIFA A-Match days. But if countries do have friendlies in those months sometimes they will release it a month or two early for them like that USA 2006 one you mentioned
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    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    Adidas releases home kits in November, away kits in March. Nike releases home & away kits in March. that's been the cycle at least for the past 10-15 years
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    2017/18 Soccer Kits

    The flag of Valencia also has the same colors
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    MLB changes 2018?

    Any kind of sporting competition we go by 대한민국 ever since 2002 World Cup or so. If I recall correctly even 1998 WC we used 한국 more.