Canada Soccer heads to FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 France with confidence and its first Nike home and away kits.
The Canada Soccer Association signed a partnership with Nike in late December 2018. “We are delighted by our new partnership with Canada Soccer,” says Cassie Looker, Nike Women’s Football Apparel Lead. “Thinking about all the ways we can employ the mighty maple leaf and brilliant reds in future designs is exciting. We’re already dreaming up ideas for 2020 and beyond.”
The Canada 2019 Women’s World Cup uniform’s red color is inspired by the maple leaf, the national symbol of Canada for more than 300 years, and represents peace, tolerance and unity.
The maple leaf first blooms red in the spring and turns red again in the autumn. This reflects the combination of the team’s new and veteran players and their desire to be the last team standing in France.
The Canadian 2019 World Cup away jersey uses the same Nike Vapor Match 2 v-neck design as the home shirt in a mainly white colorway.
For much of the 2000s, the Canada women’s soccer team has been a powerhouse. Since its fourth-place finish at World Cup 2003, Canada has consistently been ranked among the world’s top 10.
The team was third in global competition in 2012 and 2016, as well as a quarterfinalist while hosting in 2015. In North and Central American play, Canada has twice been crowned CONCACAF champions and five times runners-up in the region’s hallmark tournament.