U.S. Soccer teamed up with the You Can Play Project to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in early June's international friendlies. The You Can Play Project is centered on securing equality, respect and safety for all athletes, coaches and fans of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
For friendlies against Venezuela (USMNT) and Sweden (USWNT), the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams showed their support and wore pride-inspired rainbow numbers on their jerseys. This is not the first time we’ve seen U.S. Soccer support the LGBTQ community. USMNT captain Michael Bradley wore a rainbow colored captain's armband after the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, which occurred on June 12, 2016.
This item was later auctioned off with proceeds donated to the victims of the shooting.
Our game is for everyone.
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 8, 2017
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 4, 2017
Fans will have the opportunity to customize and purchase jerseys with the rainbow numbers through ussoccerstore.com.