Nike extends as US Soccer Federation equipment supplier

Nov 10, 2021, 3:56 AM | Updated: 6:01 pm
United States' forward Carli Lloyd waves to fans after a soccer friendly match against South Korea,...

United States' forward Carli Lloyd waves to fans after a soccer friendly match against South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

(AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

              Costa Rica's Keysher Fuller, left, chases United States' Antonee Robinson up the field during the first half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              United States' forward Carli Lloyd waves to fans after a soccer friendly match against South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
            
              United States forward Carli Lloyd tries to stop the ball against South Korea in the first half of a soccer friendly match against South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

CHICAGO (AP) — Nike has agreed to extend its contract as the U.S. Soccer Federation’s equipment supplier, a relationship that began when it replaced Adidas on Jan. 1, 1995.

The USSF announced the agreement Wednesday but did not provide its exact length. The deal starts on Jan. 1, 2023, and runs through a potential bid to host the 2027 or 2031 Women’s World Cup, though the federation did not say whether the agreement goes through 2031 or only through bidding several years earlier.

Adidas was the USSF equipment supplier from 1973-94.

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Nike extends as US Soccer Federation equipment supplier