There are many fans out there who love to keep up with their favorite sport's team; most specifically the US Women's National Soccer Team (which, by the way, ranks #1 in the world). Games are often played and only aired via online streaming. Not everyone has the best internet service and because of that, the games are often delayed or not available to watch due to slow bandwidth.
The US Men's National Soccer Team always airs their games on television - why can't the women's games also be aired? Shouldn't men and women be treated equally? Sure doesn't seem like there is equality between the men's and women's soccer teams. And it certainly doesn't seem like sports networks such as ESPN or Fox Soccer feel as if the women can be placed on the same level as the men.
They say it's because the venues which are holding the games are too small or because the games aren't held in our country - sorry, that is NO excuse. There are thousands of fans here in this country and other countries around the world who would love to see them play. The team members have said it themselves:
"[We] want to give our fans something to cheer about" - Abby Wambach
"We appreciate the ongoing support of our fans" - Heather O'Reilly
Well, how can we cheer and support them if we can't see them play? Doesn't make much sense - it's 2012. There are ways of getting more games aired on television so we don't have to keep refreshing the US Soccer's Twitter or Matchtracker page.
More games need to be aired on television. The US Soccer Federation needs to step up and fight for their team. The fans are outraged and taking the next step. Airing more games gives the fans something to look forward to and will hopefully increase the support by others around the world for this amazing group of women!
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