U.S. Women’s National Team unveils new kits for upcoming World Cup

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The reigning Women’s World Cup champions have a new look as they set out to defend their title this summer in Australia and New Zealand.

U.S. Soccer released the new Nike home and away jerseys the U.S. Women’s National Team will wear leading up to and during the World Cup, which begins July 20 and runs through Aug. 20.

The home white uniforms will debut in a two-game series against Ireland — April 8 in Austin, Texas, and April 11 in St. Louis.

The away uniform, featuring blue shirts, shorts and socks, will also be worn by the U.S. Men’s National Team. 

According to a news release from U.S. Soccer, the new uniforms were designed with sustainability in mind and are made of 100% recycled polyester from recycled plastic bottles.

Four years ago in France, the USWNT won the FIFA Women’s World Cup for a fourth time, defeating the Netherlands 2-0 in the final on goals by Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle. 

Most recently, the U.S. women, coached by Vlatko Andonovski, won the SheBelieves Cup for the fourth consecutive year with a 2-1 win over Brazil on Feb. 22. However, the final roster for the World Cup is far from set.

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