U.S. women show off new look

U.S. women's national team players introduced the new Nike home uniform they will wear throughout the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada.

Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux and Tobin Heath appeared at a fashion show at a West Hollywood sound-stage Wednesday morning, and Abby Wambach and Morgan were scheduled to make special appearances on Fox's American Idol at 8 p.m. ET to publicize the Women's World Cup and their new uniform.

The new U.S. uniform, made from recycled plastic water bottles, features an all-white jersey with a black stripe running down the side of the body through the jersey and shorts. The socks contain a white-to-volt-yellow gradient. Out are the red, white and blue colors, and a V-neck collar is in.

Two stars stitched above the U.S. Soccer crest represent the USA's two Women's World Cup victories in 1991 and 1999.

For the first time, Nike has also created a pack of women's footwear that includes all four of Nike's cleat types -- Mercurial, Magista, Hypervenom and Tiempo -- in a color combination designed in match the green of the socks.

"The kit and boots feel great," said Wambach in a statement. "If you look good, you are ready to play well, and when I wear this on the pitch, I feel inspired to play well for my country, our team, and the fans."

9 comments about "U.S. women show off new look".
  1. Victor Mathseon, April 23, 2015 at 5:41 p.m.

    Nice to see our uniforms paying homage to what is truly important - the corporate sponsor - rather than our national colors.

    I mean, why use red or blue when "volt yellow" is available. Betsy Ross just wishes colonial Philadelphia had had volt yellow in stock back in her flag making days.

  2. Joe Linzner, April 23, 2015 at 7:45 p.m.

    There is Nothing that says a uniform must be the color of the flag. Italians are historically blue not a color in their flag, and since white is a color of our flag, it does pay homage to the flag. Secondly the kit means nothing. The way they represent their country is what matters....

  3. Kyr-Roger St.-Denis, April 23, 2015 at 11:05 p.m.

    Damn, they seem to get new kit 3 or 4 times a year now. And I agree with Victor about the inappropriateness of "volt yellow" in the kit. Linzner's citing of the Italian uniforms is unsupportive of his point, given the tradition behind the colour choice and the decades of use.

  4. Mike Jacome, April 24, 2015 at 1:39 a.m.

    To me nothing yells out Murica! like the red and white horizontal stripes in the jersey two years ago. I even twitted US Soccer federation to keep that kid as cultural reference of our one and only home kids, we could have kept the white one as away, and a third kit using any combination or even random colors like yellow or orange who knows. Changing the home uniforms completely and drastically doesn't help to our identity. Argentina has had the vertical light blue straps since 1911. we should adopt one (hopefully the striped one) and stick to it, minor modifications are acceptable every so often though.

  5. Bud Freeman, April 24, 2015 at 2:26 p.m.

    i'm disgusted, and ashamed that our National Team has chosen not to use our National Colors! Just another example of commercialism at its worst… I guess Nike is bigger than America! National Pride is so important on the World Stage, and Nike has succeeded in removing our colors from view… You have to wonder how the players feel about their country!?! Are they proud to represent the United States? If not then they shouldn't be on the team. In my opinion this uniform is a blatant and shocking statement of indifference toward the country they should so proudly represent!

  6. Santiago 1314, April 24, 2015 at 5:27 p.m.

    Maybe they did the Green as Protest about the Astroturf Fields...At least the little green plastic pieces will blend in with the socks...Holland wears Orange (Flag is Red, White, Blue).. But that is because the Royal Family is "The House of Orange"...Pastor Santiago says it is SACRILEGIOUS for USA Not to wear RED, WHITE and BLUE. ..Come on Sunil !!!! RIDICULOUS!!!

  7. Mike Jacome, April 24, 2015 at 10:17 p.m.

    How many countries traditionally don't use their flag colors as part of their national teams kit? Germany and Italy are the main two ones. Brazil uses their flag colors reversed. Venezuela use the maroon over Yellow blue and red. I don't necessarily think that a team NEEDS to use their flag colors on their kits... But just adopt a color that would represent you and stick to it, stop this madness of changing your uniform colors every two years. Like I said before we should stick to the red and one striped jersey with blue shorts. But that is just my opinion.

  8. John DiFiore, April 24, 2015 at 10:24 p.m.

    Looks good, but the crest is missing something.... oh yeah, it needs one more star!

  9. schultz rockne, April 26, 2015 at 7:49 p.m.

    We'll know U.S. Soccer is serious about its 'look' once we switch back to the serious football/soccer company, adidas. N--- stick their paws wherever they can (anywhere). It's one reason they don't make serious running shoes; another that they're not to be taken seriously from a soccer perspective. And no, this is not a pro-Klinsi/German angle, but I do take an adidas-adorned soccer nation seriously: namely, Spain, Argentina, Germany, and...Mexico (hey, those black kits are waaaay sharper than anything N--- has provided the U.S.)!

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