Nike Senior Director Confirms USA Women's Top Is Biggest Seller In One Season
The USA Women's shirt has outsold any football kit, men's or women's, for one season according to Nike.
Three time Women's World Cup winners USA have always been more successful on the pitch than their male counterparts and now there's no doubt they're also more successful off the pitch.
According to Nike Senior Director Heidi Burgett the USA women's home shirt for the World Cup has become the highest selling shirt for the American company in one season.
The women have done a lot better than their male counterparts in the past, winning the World Cup three times of the seven occasions it's been played, including the inaugural championships.
Never before has the gap in their success on the pitch been wider though. Despite what seems like an easy route to qualification for the men's team they lost to Trinidad and Tobago in their final qualification match in 2017 and failed to make it to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the first time since 1986 they'd failed to do so.
In contract the women are currently in the semi final of their World Cup in France. They beat the hosts in the quarters on Friday and next face England on Tuesday.
The likes of Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, two of the tournament's four joint top goalscorers, have made them the most feared national side in women's football.
According to the Guardian the USA Women's team had earned $90,000 in bonuses before the win over France but the men's team would have earnt $550,000 each.
The report goes on to say that the most the women can earn for winning the World Cup is $260,869 each but the men's potential earnings go up to $1,114,429 each.
There has been a lot of talk in the US about equal pay between the two sides and with their World Cup shirts outselling the men's team the women might just have more ammo for their argument.
Some of the World Cup kits this summer across the teams have been better than the men's kits from last summer, including the England away kit.