Minnie Mouse unveiled her cool new soccer uniform on Wednesday, just in time for the 2017 Disney Girls’ Soccer Showcase presented by AS Roma taking place Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 23-26) at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
Minnie’s new look – which has a modern feminine fit – includes a purple and white horizontal striped jersey, purple shorts and a stylishly red headband, an updated twist to her customary polka dot hair bow.
Minnie will wear No. 9, which is athletically significant.
The number is normally worn by players who play the “striker” position in soccer – usually reserved for a team leader who scores most of the goals – the same number worn by two-time Olympic Gold medalist of Mia Hamm.
Minnie’s not the only one showing up to the sports complex with a new look. This year, the Disney Girls’ Soccer Showcase has some modifications, as well. The tournament, normally played in December, has been moved to late November and this year, a new age group (U11-U14 added this year) join the previously existing U15-17 age groups.