Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Colors of the win

We'll leave aside the U.S. team's 1998 results in their red uniform. It was a great-looking uniform, actually. I never blamed it for the losses.


Matt said...

Also leave aside the semifinal where Spain (in yellow, supposedly the worst color) thrashed the red-clad Russians.

I don't really believe it, but I know it's a big thing in Asia, too - red being the color of victory, maybe? I forget exactly what it is, but that's why Tiger Woods always wears red on Sundays for the final round of tournaments.

A.C. said...

Yeah, his mom is from Thailand and decreed red his power color, so he does wear it at crucial moments.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

I loved those 1998 World Cup uniforms. Strictly in terms of design, they were the best the MNT has worn since their 1990 outfit.

I also loved the uniforms D.C. United wore in MLS Cup 1998 against Chicago. Again, strictly in terms of design, it showed the best use for United's distinctive three-stripes ornamentation.

papa bear said...

@matt: red is a color of good luck and good fortune in most Asian cultures.

I wish we'd go back to the red tops too. I hate the White tops with dark shorts. It looks exactly like England and Germany.
I'd rather we not play like England, and we don't really wanna compare ourselves to Germany since they are arguably the most successful national team ever. (they have more finals appearances in major tournaments than any other team)

Oh and the other thing that poo poos this articles premise, is another team that can certainly lay claim to best national team ever, Brazil, wears red regularly. I think they are pretty satisfied with the results they've achieved.

Back to the original point, let's get new uniforms. I want red with the 'don't tread logo' as the badge.

A.C. said...

Wears yellow regularly, I'm sure you meant. . .