If a raring Matildas squad - decked out in contentious retro gear - manages to defeat a powerhouse USA squad on Friday, what they were wearing will be the last thing on anybody's mind.
But if Matildas stalwart Claire Polkinghorne is sick of answering questions about 'that Nike kit' then she's not letting on.
In fact, the veteran centreback says she's proud to don the hodge-podge green and gold flicks, which although reminiscent of a few Socceroos kits gone-by, could easily pass as a knock-off Jackson Pollock painting.
"I think (the kit) is awesome, a good representation of our team, the character, personality and boldness that this team has," Polkinghorne said.
"I'm really excited to wear it for the first time. It's always nice to be back in the national team camp, especially with players all over America playing with their clubs.
"It's good to get back with the group, we've got an important game coming up. It's been really good (with NSL club, Houston Dash), training has been really intense, things are ramping up and everyone is really excited.
The Matildas are currently in Houston to face the world number two United States at 12:30pm (AEST) this Friday April 5, in what promises to be the first true test of Ante Milicic's coaching tenure.
Milicic is impressively undefeated after three matches in charge, taking out the Cup of Nations against Argentina, South Korea and New Zealand by scoring nine goals and conceding only once.
But the USA - who the Matildas have defeated only once - present another echelon of talent, closer to the likes the Aussies will have to overcome if they're going to launch a late run at June's World Cup.
"Any time we get together now is really important," Polkinghorne said.
"It's one of the final time's we'll be together before the World Cup, it's really important to get some time together before the World Cup.
"We need to get used to style we want to play and it's a chance to fine-tune parts of the game that we want to improve."