Nike unveils new USWNT kits ahead of fall friendlies

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The U.S. women’s national soccer team will be wearing fresh kits during their fall friendlies against England, Spain and Germany.

Nike unveiled Thursday the kits the U.S. men’s team will sport at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which kicks off on Nov. 20. The USWNT will also wear these kits for their fall slate, starting with their Oct. 7 match against England at a sold-out Wembley Stadium in London.

Ahead of the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the USWNT will get another new kit.

The home kit for this fall features a white jersey with the U.S. Soccer crest in the middle. The away kit features a tie-dye blue top and will be paired with solid royal blue shorts and socks.

The uniforms are “designed to inspire unity, symbolize diversity and celebrate Nike and U.S. Soccer’s commitment to expanding the game for the next generation on and off the pitch,” Nike said in its release. Also per Nike, both kits were “inspired by insights and conversation with athletes.”

Among the uniform’s design cues are “bold stripes, an enlarged center crest akin to basketball jerseys, double Swooshes on the sleeves reminiscent of those used on American football jerseys, the unique shoulder and sleeve cut-and-sew construction and pattern of a hockey jersey, and timeless block lettering.”

The tie-dye on the away kit, meanwhile, took “inspiration from design techniques found throughout the American fashion and streetwear industry,” Nike said. “Nike’s design team employed a unique ice-dying technique to create a vibrant, youthful print that brings the kit to life.”