Soccer must-haves for the NWSL Championship

After six months of nonstop action across the the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), only four teams remain. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team or not, we know you’ll be watching the thrilling semifinals, starting this Saturday.

While you get pumped all week for the biggest games of the season, check out our collection of soccer must-haves for the NWSL Championship for a range of top-notch soccer gear. From fan T-shirts repping the last four teams standing, to equipment specifically designed for women, to the best training clothing out there, we’ve got you covered. Check it all out below:

View the entire collection in the Excelle Sports shop here. Be sure to also check out our full soccer shop too.

1. North Carolina Courage Women’s Lioness Tee ($25.17)

When your favorite team, the North Carolina Courage, is the top-ranked side heading into the NWSL playoffs, it’s only right that you add to your fan wardrobe. Made of Dri-Fit fabric that wicks sweat and moisture away from the body, this Nike North Carolina Courage women’s lioness tee will keep you comfortable throughout any workout or game day. And with a classic crew neck cut and flattering silhouette, this tee will soon become your new favorite to wear during the NWSL playoffs.

2. Nike Women’s Mercurial Superfly V FG Cleat ($300)


You know you can trust the Nike Mercurial Superbly V FG Firm Ground Soccer Cleat because many USWNT players wore this cleat at the 2015 World Cup, which they won in dominant fashion. The pros choose this firm ground cleat for its stellar ball touch, explosive traction for lateral movements, and a sock-like fit designed specifically for the female foot.

3. Premier League Strike Football ($39.99)

The Premier League Strike Football features textured casing for accurate flight right off the foot. The visual power graphic helps you see the ball faster and react quickly. Ideal for any soccer player.

4. Nike Portland Thorns FC Women’s Legend Crest Tee ($31.99)

Now you can both workout and showcase your love for your favorite NWSL team, the Portland Thorns FC, at the same exact time. The legend crest tee is made of Dri-Fit fabric that wicks sweat and moisture away so you stay cool and comfortable throughout your workout. This shirt also features a classic crew neckline and flattering silhouette. Its simple graphics prominently display your love for the Thorns, so it’ll be clear to everyone who you’re rooting for in the NWSL playoffs.

5. Nike J Guard Shin Guards ($10.00)


The Nike J Guard Shin Guards are lightweight (1.3 oz) and have dual-density foam padding for extra cushioning and support on the field. This affordable option also features anatomical left/right construction contours for comfort and perforations for breathability. If you want just a small layer of protection and a shinguard so light you will forget you even have them on, these are your best bet.

6. Adidas Rivalry Soccer Socks ($12.00)

The Adidas Rivalry Soccer Socks are the perfect addition to your soccer collection. The moisture wicking yarn helps keep your feet cool and dry. The arch and ankle compression add stability and support for your every move. We recommend pairing them with the Nike J Guard Shin Guards.

7. Nike Orlando Pride Women’s Legend Crest Tee ($31.99)

There’s nothing better than a roomy, comfy shirt that also reps your favorite NWSL team, the No. 3-seed Orlando Pride. Wear this staple tee at the gym or to an NWSL playoff game. Made of Dri-Fit fabric that wicks sweat and moisture away from the body, the legend crest tee is both comfortable and functional.

8. Nike Academy Women’s Soccer Pants ($45.00)

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The Nike Academy Women’s Soccer Pants are the perfect warmup addition to your training needs. Inspired by the NWSL players, these Dri-Fit pants have zippered pockets and are perfect to wear on and off the field. Stay cool and comfortable thanks to the mesh side panels and sweat-wicking fabric.

9. Nike Chicago Red Stars Legend Crest Blue Tee ($31.99)


If you’re a true fan of the NWSL’s No-4 seed Chicago Red Stars, you’ll likely be rocking this bold blue tee as you scream your head off in the stands . And while your blood pressure may be high as you watch a nail biter game, this tee will keep you cool, calm, and collected with its Dri-Fit material that wicks sweat and moisture away from your body. It comes in a flattering crew neck silhouette and women’s sizes. Great for any workout or rolling around town with sporty joggers and your favorite kicks.

10. Keepher Women’s Goalie Gloves ($68.00)


Keepher soccer goalkeeper gloves are the first gloves designed specifically for the female hand. Yes, we’re rolling our eyes too. No more fitting into men’s gloves; finally the fit, feel, and colors are designed for women first and foremost. You deserve to have the products that will help you perform at your absolute best with no compromising.

11. Nike Swoosh Sport Headbands ($10.98)

These Nike headbands are perfect for your training needs on and off the field. Inspired by pro soccer players, these go-to accessories help keep the hair out of your face and your focus on the game.

12. Choose to Matter by Julie Foudy ($12.59)


To add to all your gear for on the field or in the stands, don’t forget your inspiration away from the arena too.

In Choose to Matter, Julie Foudy, two-time Olympic gold medalist and former captain of the U.S. national team, takes you on a journey to discover your authentic self. This book is a roadmap to unleash that courageous YOU and have you singing your dreams out loud. Along with sharing stories from her playing days and personal experiences, Foudy taps into the wisdom of other incredible female leaders.

Complete with fun exercises and activities, Choose to Matter guides readers in all aspects of their lives. Foudy believes every young woman has the power to be a leader who makes a positive impact. And it all starts by choosing to matter.


View the entire NWSL Championship collection in the Excelle Sports shop here.

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