As they look forward to the resumption of their vital 2014 qualification fixtures, the Republic Of Ireland have unveiled their new black away shirt. Inspired by the influx of new young players into the squad, the new Eire shirt celebrates 'a new dawn' for the national team and their aspirations. Currently third in a tight qualification group, the Republic face a double header against Sweden and Austria later this month that will have a significant bearing on their chances of making it to Brazil next summer.
Major League Soccer on Monday launched plans for the inaugural edition of "Jersey Week," during which MLS clubs will release their newest kits in advance of the 2013 campaign. Between Feb. 25 and Feb. 28, a total of 12 clubs will unveil new jerseys for the upcoming season and beginning in 2014 every club is expected to participate in Jersey Week with at least one new jersey from their stable of primary, secondary or tertiary kits.