By Adriana Correa
The Colombian National soccer team and their sponsor Adidas released a picture of the special edition uniforms the Colombian players will be sporting in this summer’s “Copa America Centenario” (Centennial American Cup) games being played across the United States.
A message posted by Adidas Soccer on their social media accounts read, “prepare to dance to their beat” a fair warning to rivals and fans alike who by now are very used to seeing the Cafeteros showcase their signature moves on the pitch after each goal scored.
Inspired by some of Colombia’s very first jerseys of the 1940s the new Copa America Centenario jerseys will be all white with navy blue and red accent lines and a splash of yellow found on the team’s federation logo.
The team will also wear the more familiar jersey design a red and yellow stripes across the chest and an inverted dark blue color instead of the familiar bright yellow we are all used to seeing this season.
According to Colombian soccer aficionados, white was a common color for the team’s home games, while in the 70s and 80s white was used for away games.
Hosted by the US Soccer, the Copa America Centenario tournament will be played this summer from June 3rd through the 26th at various stadiums throughout the United States including California, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Florida and New York to name a few.
Colombia and the USMNT are set to kick-off the tournament with the first match taking place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on June 3rd.
The Copa America Centenario is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Cup, one of the oldest international soccer competitions in South America.
Photo gallery of jerseys released for other teams playing in the American Cup Centenario.