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Why Men Can't Buy the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Jerseys
It is official. It is irrefutable. The U.S. women's national soccer team is the best in the world. So it would be natural for Americans, I mean all Americans, to support their women's national team by wearing their jerseys right? And that's especially true in the world of soccer, because soccer is all about pageantry. What you wear is critical to show true support for your team. And Nike, which is the official sponsor of both the Men's and Women's national soccer team, took in pre-orders just prior to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. But shortly after the pre-orders were sold out, Nike had to cancel all the orders. Why? The answer lies behind the two stars you see above the crest. These stars represent the number of World Cups that the U.S. women's national team has won (1991, 1995). Now after winning the 2015 World Cup, another star was added to their jerseys. But of course, the men's national soccer team does not have any stars above the crest, because well... they haven't won a World Cup yet. So, Nike decided to cancel the orders for the men's version of the women's national soccer team jerseys because it could give the false impression that the men's team have won those World Cups. What is this nonsense? What should the men and boys, who made up 61% of the 13.5 million viewers that tuned in for the 2011 World Cup finals do? It is such a shame that we still face gender inequality issues and it extends beyond the field. It even applies to fans and their freedom and passion to support their own team. A male fan should be able to wear an Alex Morgan uniform or Abby Wambach's uniform. And who cares if the women's national team won three World Cups and the men's national team hasn't won any? In the end, playing like a girl means you're a badass. What do my sports fans think about this issue? Comment below! @ButterflyBlu @superiorsl @Starbell808 @InPlainSight @jokes @BEAUTYgirlARIEL @David19Flo23 @karencorchado @salahabdalla @Moose892 @BrookieyElba @SamuelRodriguez @ValerieAlissaPa @xitlalicordova1 @AndrewMaldonado @Jovi @Shippudenguy21 @AbdulrahmanSaad @trinityarcangel @thefeels @Link4TW @ChriSingularis @sanazsanaz @WilliamBrown @DannyMoses @ClaySharko @Ravenwing92 @FromBlue2U @TravisBeck @LemissaNicole @BossDominata @gatorchick96 @MatthewBoughton @MarcusJiles @BrandonMcNeil @MalikLawary @KyleBerke @manbungo2000 @DerekGumtow @havic @Straightshooter @PhilAnthony @Kirooken @yaakattackk @RodneyYoung @DreJones @JonathanKerns @bnzattoni @TravisManning @GalacticChakra @smothgreen @afxs @johnnolastname @ChristopherKenn @ChasePage @coreywriley91@MikeWolf @MrTenThirty @JasonNilsson @BrunoDutch @SherzTYC @krishntejanand @addri @ChrisStephens @AniBreo @GinnaL13 @VeronicaArtino @mishthi @andwas @TomasVasquez @oct6eg10 @NimishMathur @Sydsocquet @Darlin972 @GingerMJones @starli @kyleatekwana @ALEXCAMACHO @GabrielaAlvarez @strawhatblakley @VadimUsach @BenjiPhilip @Silver925 @Eduardo14 @AshfakEjaaz @brolyxxrborn @FernandaMontalv @coreywriley91 @EmanueleYagoda @DennieySnyder @TiffanyPerez @ShoMoPayton @mackenzieorr186 @EvanYannetti @RaulGamboa @in4mtoxic006 @PaulFotiadis @sanRico @BlakeKaler @lilleonz @misterE
Lorenzo: Ada 4 Favorit Juara Dunia 2013
KOMPAS.com - Juara dunia dua kali MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo, merasa yakin dirinya termasuk satu dari empat kandidat favorit juara dunia musim 2013. Pebalap Spanyol ini pun menyebut rekan setimnya di Yamaha Factory, Valentino Rossi, termasuk lawan yang harus diperhitungkan, di samping dua kompatriotnya, Dani Pedrosa dan Marc Marquez. "Saya adalah orang yang harus dikalahkan karena saya menjuarai kejuaraan terakhir, tetapi Pedrosa meraih banyak kemenangan musim lalu, termasuk seri terakhir, sehingga dia harus menjadi favorit dan kemudian ada Marquez," ujar Lorenzo kepada La Gazzetta dello Sport, seperti dikutip dari Crash.net, Selasa (22/1/2013). "Valentino juga menjadi penantang serius karena tak bisa lupa bagaimana meraih kemenangan. Empat dari kami adalah favorit, tetapi selalu ada kejutan, sehingga saya tidak suka membuat prediksi." Mengenai Rossi, juara dunia tujuh kali MotoGP, yang kembali menjadi tandemnya, Lorenzo mengaku sangat menghormatinya karena pebalap dengan julukan "The Doctor" itu sangat sukses dalam kariernya. Akan tetapi ada faktor yang membuat Rossi agak lemah, yaitu usia. "Saya sangat menghormati semua pebalap MotoGP... Valentino sudah meraih banyak kemenangan, memiliki prestasi dan kesuksesan yang hebat, serta 'sempurna' sebagai seorang pebalap. Dia tak memiliki kelemahan, kecuali mungkin usia," ujar mantan juara dunia dua kali kelas 250 cc ini. "Titik kelemahanku adalah ketika melakukan start dan juga saya harus melakukan perbaikan di balapan basah, tetapi kami (Rossi dan saya) bakal sama-sama memiliki kesempatan tahun ini dan sama-sama di Yamaha." Jika Rossi sudah tiga kali berganti tim (dari Honda ke Yamaha, kemudian ke Ducati dan kembali ke Yamaha), lain halnya dengan Lorenzo. Pada tahun 2013 ini, dia akan menjalani musim keenamnya di ajang MotoGP bersama Yamaha. Lorenzo dan Rossi akan datang ke Indonesia pada akhir Januari ini. Setelah itu, mereka akan memulai rivalitasnya di lintasan balapan dalam uji coba pra-musim di Sirkuti Sepang, Malaysia, 5 Februari mendatang.