WNT Mar 26, 2010
The U.S. WNT will be using a special Nike ball during training this week as well as in the match against Mexico and it's Red. Really Red.
This weekend, the leagues of England, Spain, and Italy will also introduce the special edition (NIKE) RED T90 Ascente ball in all home fixtures in a unified show of support for the Lace Up Saves Lives partnership designed to raise funds and awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.
The (NIKE) RED ball is a specially designed T90 Ascente - the same ball currently used by all three leagues. But for one weekend it becomes more than a tool for victory. Spiraling RED around the field, the ball becomes a symbol bigger than any game, team, or league.
The global battle to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS is greater than any trophy and will require all of us to play on the same team.
Many of the U.S. players will also wear Red Laces in their cleats during the Mexico matches.