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  1. Korea Republic just launched its new brand identity on the today (the 5th local time) and kit will be launched on the 5th in New York with the rest of the Nike kits. I would share the post here but I have no idea how to embed a tweet into a post
  2. Yeah tomorrow is Nike brand wide national federation release. Korea is releasing its new logo as well with the kit, both of which were leaked and getting a lot of hate currently. Nigeria Football Federation's president also said that the event in NYC will be when they release their kits. So tomorrow we'll see a bunch of new kits both Nike national teams and Adidas MLS kits
  3. It was posted on Footy Headlines yesterday!
  4. it's a U-23 tournament. so the main competitions are WBC, WBSC Premier 12, and the Olympics (until 2008 and again starting 2020)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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)
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Yup those are player names. #47 Kang Min Ho (강민호) being one of the newest players for Samsung Lions.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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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