Most US territories have their own soccer teams and can qualify for the FIFA World Cup. This means that Guam, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico can all be in a World Cup along with the now globally respected USA national team. While this is unlikely given the pedigrees of the territorial teams we’re still going to have a look at some of their kits.
Here is the brand new Puerto Rico 2014/15 home kit. Made by the Pakistani company that manufactured the 2014 FIFA World Cup ball for adidas, Forward Sports (they also gear out Pakistan and the Bahamas national teams) new shirt takes a clever and stylish spin on the white and red stripes and blue triangular area that comprise the Puerto Rico flag.
It’s been match with both blue and white shorts during recent competitions including the PR men’s and women’s national teams in Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup action.
The back of the shirt is mainly in solid red with a print of the text “PUERTO RICO” on its upper back.
With a team made up of mainly domestic players, a handful of players based in Finland, two US-university players and Sevilla C youth player Emmanuel D’Andrea, Puerto Rico is ranked 157th in the world by FIFA. The men’s team failed to advance to the final group stage of the 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup following a 2-2 home draw with Grenada earlier this month.
Photo Credits: Federación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol