Nike Unveils Rio Uniforms, Cleats For U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Nike is celebrating the accomplishments of the U.S. Women’s National Team with a new home kit inspired by a precious metal: platinum.

The women, who are headed to the Rio Olympics in August, will wear a new shirt that features metallic foil pinstripes and blue and red accents. The shirts and the shorts use Nike’s Aeroswift technology. The International Olympic Committee mandates that teams cannot wear a federation crest on their jerseys, so the usual United States Soccer Federation crest is replaced with “USA.”

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Carli Lloyd wearing the new Nike kit.
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As for shoes, the players will wear their choice of cleat from the new Spark Brilliance Pack, which includes Nike’s Mercurial, Hypervenom and Tiempo silhouettes and are all done in red, white and blue. The Hypervenom silhouette features a shattered glass motif on the sole.

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Another look at the Nike socks and Mercurial cleats for Team USA.
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Nike Cleats U.S. Women's National Team
The Spark Brilliance Pack includes the Mercurial, Hypervenom and Tiempo cleats.
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The sole of the Nike Hypervenom.
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Prior to heading to Rio, the soccer team is set to play South Africa on July 9 in Chicago and Costa Rica on July 22 in Kansas City, Kansas. In the group stage in Rio, the women will play New Zealand, France and Colombia.

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