The United States women’s national team is gearing up for the Women’s World Cup this summer and was showing some Intense Heat in their 4-0 win over New Zealand in front of a record crowd of 35,817 at Busch Stadium. Jill Ellis’ side took an early 1-0 lead but only broke it open with 3 goals in a 5 minute span starting in the 76th minute.
Some of the top players for the Red, White, and Blue were sporting the latest Intense Heat colorway of their Nike cleats. The bold colors stand out on the field and personify the vibrancy and passions at the end of the season.
Alex Morgan did not get on the score sheet but she was easy to see in the new Nike HyperVenom colorway.
Abby Wambach helped spark the second half scoring run after coming on for Alex Morgan in the 73rd minute. Wambach was sporting the Mercurial Superfly in the Bright Crimson/Black colorway.
In the same colorway but in the Nike Mercurial Vapor X was Megan Rapinoe. The midfielder, who provided 1 assists in the match, was also wearing the distinctive spots of Trusox.
It was not all Intense Heat, however. Amy Rodriguez was sporting the Nike Mercurial Vapor X from the Shine Through collection in the White/Volt/Black colorway.
And it was not all Nike, either. Lori Chalupny, who scored the 2nd goal for the Stars and Stripes, was in a pair of the adidas F50 FG Women’s Lucky Blue/White colorway and always was wearing Trusox. Lauren Holiday helped Chalupny celebrate in her Under Armour soccer cleats.
With the Women’s World Cup right around the corner, we will keep an eye on what the women’s national team players are pulling on to perform at their peak. It looks like we have something in store before Canada 2015 with a number of players pulling on blacked out cleats at recent U.S. Soccer training sessions.