But yes, yes, yes, yes, the new uniforms designed by PUMA for Women's Professional Soccer include skorts. Skorts!
And they're ugly to boot. I believe they are being referred to as "wraps" that appear (see the pictures) to go over the shorts. I can't imagine players actually wearing them while playing which begs the question: why the heck are skorts part of the uniform?
Has soccer ever been played in a skort?
A few guesses that have everything to do with trying to enhance the femininity of soccer players who play a sport that is seen as a little more masculine than people are comfortable with.
You know what I am uncomfortable with? Soccer players in skorts.
P.S. Another story about the problematic timing (because of the depression and all) of the WPS's debut; this one's from WaPo.
[h/t to Because I Played Sports where I found this story!]