Beautiful Struggles and the United Soccer League are bringing a jersey that represents a new era of acceptance and accountability within the sport. The ‘Black Players Alliance’ lifestyle jersey is a limited edition piece that encourages financial literacy to low income communities.
The Puma-sponsored jersey has the Black Lives Matter symbol over the heart with Beautiful Struggles on the torso. Its black short sleeves lead into hexagonal shapes throughout the body that are shaded with a black to light gold gradient.
The USL, the USL Players Association and Beautiful Struggles collaborated on the jersey’s mission to assist lower-income communities with financial literacy programs. All proceeds of the jersey’s sales will be donated to the effort.
The USL Black Players Alliance was founded in August 2020 in the wake of the BLM protests to empower players to use their platforms to impact their communities.
Since the summer of 2020, the USL has been the most prominent league to continue its efforts within the BLM movement — whether its clubs kneeling during the national anthem, BLM jerseys or sponsored programs.
To purchase this jersey, it is available through the USL website.