Wayne Rooney, Fabio Capello and the rest of the three lions are looking to lead England back to glory while wearing these new black and royal away jerseys. Recently, England have had many struggles in major soccer competitions. A blatant example being Robert Green’s horrific blunder against the United States in the World Cup; and all of these struggles may have led to the choice of navy as the color of this jersey to represent all the doom and gloom of English weather. However, even with all these issue, England still continues to have some of the best players of any national team.
The new England away jersey is primarily black with a blue collar to give a little bit of color and life to this jersey. This jersey is a polyester/cotton blend which makes it much softer than the general polyester jersey that most companies produce. When wearing this it feels less like a jersey and more like a very comfortable shirt that you’ll want to wear over and over again. The three lion’s crest is stitched on to the left chest of the jersey with a single star stitched above it. It also has a button up top half to go with the polo style of the jersey.
This jersey runs true to size. The sleeves and length of this jersey are perfect unlike some Adidas jerseys whose sleeves and length are very long or Nike jersey’s that run a little short. As mentioned above the jersey is extremely soft and comfortable and doesn’t have that traditional jersey feel to it. The one thing that is a little strange is sizing on these since Umbro is a company based in England. With Umbro sizing a small is a 36, medium is a 40, large is a 44, and extra-large is a 48. So there is a heads up because it can get a little tricky with international sizing.
This new England away jersey is a fantastic jersey. The sleek black look with the blue accent collar is a very appealing color combination and something different than what they’ve had recently. It’s a very soft material and has a lot of quality aspects to it. The price is not bad either at $79.99 which is average for any soccer jersey these days. So if you’re an England supporter and are hoping to cheer them to victory I would recommend you go out and get this jersey.
Written By: Eric Stoyanov, Soccer Guru, soccerprose.com
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