SUGAR GROVE, Ill.-- Once again, it's time to play Richard Blackwell. Who picks up points in the team-uniform race on Saturday?Â
I gave both sides above-passing grades on Friday, and I have to do the same today. I'm frankly very impressed with the way all the team apparel looks -- and especially fits -- this year. Europe's Saturday garb of green-on-green-striped tops and crisp, white pants (as worn by Anna Nordquist, above left, and designed by Abacus) looks fresh and fun, and is a great upgrade from the stoic black-and-white of Friday's uniform.Â
The Americans' silhouettes (as worn by Natalie Gulbis, above right, and designed by Ashworth) are sleek and modern while conveying the red, white and blue theme without stuffing it down our throats as in years past.
However, there's still a match going on here, and I have to give Saturday's edge to... (drum roll, please...) the European team. Patriotism is one thing, but the U.S. uniforms get really similar-looking from day to day when there's no variation in the colors. We know thee players are American. Let's mix it up a little. Also, I'm just plain tired of seeing grown women walking around with ribbons in their hair. It's so 1994.Â
Score: All Square
--Stina Sternberg (Photos by Scott Halleran, David Cannon, Getty Images, and Getty Images Sport)