Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Coverage (or lack thereof) of the US WNT-Mexico Match

Want to know how well my local newspaper, the Providence Journal, covered the number one team in the world is when visiting New England? For your viewing pleasure, here is the extent of the print coverage of Saturday's match:

"Kristine Lilly scored two second-half goals as the United States beat Mexico 5-0 yesterday in Foxboro in the first of eight uneup matches before the World Cup in China in Septemeber. Abby Wambach, Lindsay Tarpley and Lauren Cheney also."

Besides the half-mention being two lines short, the second line isn't even a complete sentence!

Meanwhile almost one full page was devoted to offseason football stories even though NFL training camps don't break for another three months. Just goes to show the uphill battle that the team faces in regaining the popularity it experienced back in 1999.

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