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Canada Soccer Release New 2016 Umbro Home Kit

Canada joins a growing group of countries launching their new kits for competition this summer.

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Ahead of an important summer of soccer for Canada, the national teams will be getting a new kit. Umbro Canada and the Canadian Soccer Association have once again partnered to release the national team's 2016 home kit.

This is what the men's team will wear as they continue their campaign to try and get Canada to the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Meanwhile, the Canadian women will spend this summer trying to improve on their biggest accomplishment to date: an Olympic bronze medal.

The jersey will likely make its debut next Friday when Canada take on Mexico at BC Place in Vancouver. It will also be on sale at the stadium, as well as online at the Canadian Soccer website.

The new kit is all red, as can be expected, with a white stripe down the side. It is definitely the most bold Canadian kit that Umbro has produced for Canada, as most of the others have been fairly generic. As such it is likely the best kit that Canada has worn since their centennial kits in 2012.

"They look really good, I think the fans will really enjoy the new look as well," said Canadian captain Julian De Guzman in a media call this afternoon. "Just can't wait to put them on and hopefully it brings us luck."

A promo video for the kit was released with QPR's Junior Hoilett, who recently committed to the men's national team. The video talked about the importance of putting Canada Soccer on the map, which both national teams will be trying to do in the coming months.

The new kit retails for $89.99, and is available for purchase now on the Canadian Soccer website.