From space. This is how Orlando Pride has presented its new jersey for the 2021-22 season. The NWSL team, which corresponds to the United States Women’s First Division, has announced the kit by sending it into space through NASA on Wednesday night. A fact that has left a spectacular and iconic image of the shirt, called Ad Astra (Towards the stars, in Spanish), with the earth in the background.
The Orlando Pride kit, in which the legendary Marta and world star Alex Morgan play, has a great story behind it. Inspired by Florida’s Space Coast and the women who broke barriers and served as an example to other generations, The jersey represents a spatial design with stars and features black, purple, the club’s iconic color, and white for the letters.
One of the most symbolic details of the shirts is in one of the lower corners of the shirt, where a patch with a space capsule appears, representing the Apollo 11, which was the one who sent the first humans to the moon. Also included are the words ‘Ad Astra’ and three stars symbolizing the Immortal NASA “Hidden Figures”: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, They broke the race and gender barriers at NASA.
“While this shirt is special on its own, everything it represents is extraordinary., truly, inspired by our very own Space Coast and some of the most iconic women in history. Like a club that strives to break the barriers each and every day, we are proud to celebrate women, both on our Orlando Pride team and beyond, who do the same, “said Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride CEO Alex Leitão.
“Thanks to the dedication of our team and the support of our partners at Orlando Health. We are excited to ‘aim high for the stars’ with our reveal of this jersey and to continue to invest in women’s sport, which includes the launch of this jersey. We hope our fans love it as much as we do. ” Orlando Pride continues preseason for the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup, which will begin on April 10 when the team faces Racing Louisville FC.