By Mary Cunningham

Only 36 days before the Summer Olympics open in Rio, and here is what passes for good news.

South Jersey’s Carli Lloyd and the rest of the U. S. women’s soccer team will be defending their gold medal in new unis! 

While both the USMNT and USWNT received new kits for 2016, Nike made a change exclusively for the USWNT. The sleeve colors are now “platinum” instead of blue to celebrated the team’s historic success.

From U.S. Soccer:

The USA’s historic collection of accolades merit the designation of another precious metal: platinum, the gleaming element Nike designers chose to celebrate the team’s illustrious legacy.

The U.S. Soccer Federation crest has also been replaced with “USA” in accordance with Olympic regulations, which doesn’t allow federation crests. The team will return to its regular uniforms after the Olympics. The road kits will remain the same other than the replaced crest.