PUMA unveils new WPS uniforms for 2011 season

Alex Scott of the Boston Breakers, Keeley Dowling of the Atlanta Beat, Tasha Kai of the Philadelphia Independence, Karina Leblanc, Allie Long of Sky Blue FC, Nikki Marshall of the MagicTalk SC/Washington Freedom, Leslie Osborne of the Boston Breakers, and Becky Edwards of the Western New York Flash during the PUMA 2011 Women’s Soccer Launch in New York, NY, on February 03, 2011.

The 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) jerseys were unveiled Thursday night in New York City by PUMA. A number of players from around the league showed off the new home and away kits as well as the new Project Pink jersey.

The new uniforms, which are part of PUMA’s iconic King line, feature stylish accents, a fit tailored specifically to the female athlete, and the sport-performance attributes that PUMA is known for, including moisture-wicking qualities and mesh inserts for added breathability.

“This is a huge year for women’s soccer, both here in the U.S. and around the world,” said Tara McRae, senior director of marketing for PUMA North America. “And here at PUMA, we are fully committed to supporting the women’s game and truly capturing the women’s soccer space. No other brand understands this young, female soccer player like we do – and with what we have in store for her in 2011, PUMA is poised to become her go-to brand, both on and off the pitch.”

The WPS players that represented their teams included: Keeley Dowling from the Atlanta Beat, Alex Scott and Leslie Osborne from the Boston Breakers, Nikki Marshall from MagicTalk SC/Washington Freedom, Tasha Kai from the Philadelphia Independence, Allie Long from Sky Blue FC, and Becky Edwards from the expansion Western New York Flash.

Osborne showed off the new Project Pink jersey. Last year the Project Pink initiative raised more than $60,000 to raise awareness of breast cancer. WPS teams sported custom-designed Project Pink uniforms during designated games in 2010, and Thursday night marked the debut. The new pink jersey will be worn during Project Pink matches in 2011. The program officially kicks off again this July.