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Canada Soccer announces new Nike sponsorship

New jerseys on the way, then.

Panama v Canada: Semifinal - CONCACAF Women’s Championship Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Canada Soccer announced this morning that Nike will be replacing Umbro as its apparel provider in 2019, for all levels of both its men’s and women’s national team programs. The program did release a new red jersey in May of this year, but it seems like there will be a new one revealed in the new year.

The announcement today came with a promotional video, which featured top Canadian soccer players, including Christine Sinclair and Alphonso Davies, discussing the merits of a Nike sponsorship.

Nike already supplies kits for U.S. Soccer, England, and a number of other major international sides. Whether or not that’s good news is your choice — they’re a large brand, but they have had a tendency in recent years to design kits on templates. Still, they’ve come out with some excellent designs in the past.

What are your thoughts?