I live for soccer. I play striker year round with my all girls team, the Jaguars, and this past fall of 2012 we were undefeated champs. But when I'm not on the soccer field, I love playing soccer video games and EA Sports FIFA is my favorite.
Currently EA Sports FIFA is available in 51 countries, 18 languages, and is one of the world's best selling video games. But even in 2013, you still cannot play with women soccer players.
Soccer is one of the world's most popular sports, for both men and women. Women have had an important role in the game. In fact, the US National women's soccer team alone has won two World Cups and four Olympic Gold Medals including an Olympic Gold in this past summer's games in London.
As someone who looks up to the sport, it's frustrating and disappointing to not be able to play EA FIFA with a female soccer player like me. I want to be able to see some of my favorite soccer role models, like the five time FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Marta and the 2012 Player of the Year Abby Wambach, represented in the game and I think it's time that EA FIFA introduced women players.
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