BROADCAST WOMEN'S SOCCER!
I'm severely disappointed and annoyed at the lack of women's soccer being broadcasted on TV. Soccer is supposedly one of the most popular sports in the world, yet I have only seen about 3 broadcasted NWSL games. I'm surprised that we even got the World Cup on TV (thank God!).
We've been dealing with inferior streaming and I know that the women's game deserves better. They put in the work, the tears, the blood, and the sweat just as much as the men do. Yet, we are trapped and restricted to the internet. Not only do I think that is extremely unfair, but it's sexist as well.
As new soccer fans come in, they want to learn and see different styles from different teams, both domestic and international. Since they can't find any stream for international games, they try their best to keep track of their standing and game results. And god forbid there should be a problem with one of the domestic game streaming, you miss some of the game.
We don't want to miss the game because of the streaming, We don't want to spend hours searching and reading, trying to find out about international women's soccer. It's exhausting.
These women get severely underpaid for playing the EXACT game that the men play. Why? What makes the women so inferior? Is it that we play differently? No, couldn't be, because the USWNT have DOMINATED the olympics for the past 4 years and won the WORLD CUP 3 times! The men have not, the closest they ever got was 3rd place in 1930.
Not diminishing the men's game, but the women deserve better. The ones who play professionally in the U.S. barely make it as it is, and it's worse for other women in other countries, who also have families to feed and lives to live. They can't do that while chasing their dream and holding 3 other side jobs just to make ends meet. It's simply not fair.
TLDR: The women's game, both domestic and internationally, deserve to be broadcasted. This is a beautiful sport and everyone should get paid the same, and get the same opportunity to shine.
Sign this petition to help these women, grow the game, and let them be the professionals that they are!