U.S. National Soccer Teams to Wear Rainbow-Themed Uniforms, For Gay Pride Month


The United States men’s and women’s national teams will both wear rainbow-colored numbers on their shirts during June friendlies as part of LGBT Pride Month.

The men’s squad will wear the shirt against Venezuela on June 3 in Utah, while the women will don them for games in Sweden and Norway.

The game-issued shirts will then be auctioned off for charity, U.S. Soccer said.

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The shirts are one of a number of initiatives planned for next month in a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the You Can Play Project, which supports equality for athletes of all sexual orientations and gender identities.