If you have a sec, please go check out an impressively detailed piece on this site’s namesake at Slate.com. Entitled “The Horrifying True Story of the Ugliest Jerseys in U.S. Soccer History,” the piece has quotes from a vast array of real American heroes like Alexi Lalas, Tab Ramos and Eric Wynalda.

Bonus: we, this very dot-com, even got a mention in the piece:

In a 2011 interview with the wonderfully named blog the Denim Kit, Adidas’ Drew Gardner revealed that the company’s uniform imagineers pondered outfitting the team in tie-dye.

Thanks for the link-love, Slatesy. First beer in Brazil’s on us. Unless you’re rolling with an expense account down there.