Nike Unveils USWNT Kits for 2023 Women’s World Cup
The Women’s World Cup will take place July 20th–August 20th, with the USWNT facing Vietnam, the Netherlands, and Portugal in the group stage.
108 days from the beginning of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and Nike has officially given us our first look at the kits that will be worn by the reigning champion USWNT.
The USWNT home uniform – which will debut during friendlies against the Republic of Ireland later this month – put a new spin on the traditionally all-white kits, featuring a splash of color in the form of blue paint-like droplets. According to Nike the droplets are, “highlighting the energy of the USWNT and how they are diverse players and personalities, but always united.”
The new kit also features gold championship stars instead of the usual blue above the U.S. crest and will be paired with blue shorts and white socks.
The new away kit seems to continue the trend of blue uniforms with a simplistic pattern. The uniforms are all blue and feature a ripple-like pattern with red accents along the neckline, sleeve cuffs, and crest, which is another deviance from US Soccer’s usual white background.
The away uniform will be paired with blue shorts and socks.
Compared to the kits recently worn by the USMNT in Qatar, I personally believe these new uniforms are a step up. The uniforms that the men wore felt a bit basic and boring as if Nike were playing it safe.
Though the red, white, and blue color combination can be seen as basic for a lot of people, I believe that there are plenty of creative ways to utilize those colors and create uniforms that represent US soccer and also look good. Take for example all the fan-made kits that people post on Twitter.
In my personal opinion, these are the top five US soccer kits from recent years:
2017 Gold Cup Away
2023 Women’s World Cup Home
Again, these are my personal opinion and I feel the need to emphasize that I am talking about RECENT kits, as I am a big fan of a lot of the older designs.
The USWNT will face the Republic of Ireland in a pair of April friendlies as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup. The teams will meet first on Saturday, April 8th at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas before concluding the pair of match-ups on Tuesday, April 11 at CITYPark in St. Louis, Missouri.
These will be the final international matches for the USWNT before head coach Vlatko Andonovski selects the players who will make the final 23-player roster for the World Cup.