Marta and Swedish defender Johanna Frisk model the new Sol kit.
The seven Women’s Professional Soccer teams, including the L.A. Sol, unveiled their uniforms in a fashion show tonight in New York.
Perhaps taking a page from the L.A. Galaxy (owned by Anschutz Entertainment Group, which also has an ownership interest in the Sol), the Sol unveiled a navy blue and yellow home kit and traditional white away jersey. (The Galaxy has a blue away jersey I always thought should be the home version). And, of course, the W-League champion Pali Blues were a kind of precursor to the Sol, too, and the owner of that team is the co-owner with AEG of the Sol.
From the WPS press release:
PUMA brings a sense of fashion, flare and femininity to the kits with tailored jerseys, shorts and wraps instead of the oversized men’s soccer shorts and tees traditionally seen in the sport. Although the uniforms have a more tailored silhouette, the technical materials, cuts and shapes are driven purely by performance, designed for the players to have the maximum flexibility to get them to the ball faster. Made with 100% polyester, the PUMA WPS kits contain contract mesh inserts for comfort and breathability and, a shaped hem and flatlock stitching for a more feminine silhouette. Each garment also has a wicking finish to allow for moisture management, keeping the players dry and comfortable.
And here’s the winner of the “how many times do I get the name of my sponsor into a quote award:
“PUMA has made apparel and footwear with the player in mind and they have truly proven themselves once again with the new WPS uniforms,” said Leslie Osborne of FC Gold Pride. “As a PUMA player, I enjoy PUMA both on and off the field. Not only do they make athletic wear that performs, but its comfortable and stylish.”
The home colors of WPS are:
Boston Breakers – Team Royal
Chicago Red Stars – Team Pearl Blue
FC Gold Pride – PUMA Black (gold is the away color)
Saint Louis Athletica – USA Forest Green (grey is the unfortunate away color)
Sky Blue FC – Team Pearl Blue
Washington Freedom – New Navy