If you’ve ever wanted to eat like a soccer star, now you can.
Chipotle has announced that it will release two special bowls inspired by members of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT), including Cincinnati’s own Rose LaValle.
“Rose LaValle Bowl” launches on July 1st and will be available on the Chipotle app and chipotle.com for a limited time. According to a release, bowling is LaValle’s “go-to” order and includes chicken, brown rice, black beans, fresh tomato salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa, lettuce, guacamole, and a side of chipotle-honey vinaigrette.
Chipotle is also releasing a “Sophia Smith Bowl.” The bowl, named after LaValle’s USWNT teammate who plays the forward, includes chicken, brown rice, black and pinto beans, tomatillo salsa, roasted corn salsa, sour cream and cheese.
“Fans will be able to experience Rose and Sophia’s essential training meal while watching the USWNT in their qualifying matches in July,” Chipotle said in a release. Lavelle, Smith and the USWNT prepare for the 2022 Concacaf W Championship, the arena’s qualifying tournament for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The competition will be held in Monterrey, Mexico and will run from July 4-18.
Chipotle customers who purchase either bowl will also be entered to win an autographed jersey from each soccer star.
Chipotle is a sponsor of the U.S. Soccer Federation and says the series’ “Real Food for Real Athletes” program helps to show how the statistics of the sport grow — especially with Chipotle.
“Rose and Sophia are ringing in a new generation for American women’s football, and we are excited to play a part in empowering their training regimens to prepare for the biggest stage in the world,” said Stephanie Perdue, Chipotle Vice President of Marketing he said.
Lavelle, a midfielder, filmed a “behind-the-scenes” scene on his journey to join the USWNT, with an insider’s tip to the best way to enjoy his bowl. Hint: It involves dipping a chip three times.
Earlier this year, LaValle was named “Budweiser Woman of the Match” during the first match of the USWNT’s 2022 Shebelieves Cup. The star also made headlines for re-signing with Seattle’s OL Reigns for a two-year contract.
In September 2021, Lavelle and the USWNT demolished Paraguay in the first ever US soccer match at TQL Stadium in the West End, with Lavalle scoring in the fourth minute of the match. Lavelle also helped the USWNT win a bronze medal at the 2020 Olympics last year, scoring the team’s first goal in New Zealand’s destruction.
LaValle, who graduated from Mount Notre Dame High School in 2013, was named Cincinnati EnquirerPlayer of the Year during his senior year. After a career at the University of Wisconsin, LaValle became the No. 1 draft pick in the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League while playing for the Boston Breakers.
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