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To whom it may concern, we the fans are looking for someone to do the right thing and start airing Womens Professional Soccer (WPS) games. We are lucky to get the once a week, one game only showing from Fox Soccer, which does not cut it. Even after the immensely successful Womens World Cup, Fox Soccer airs only one game a week. In the final weeks of the season, when battles are being fought for the playoffs or for a better standing in them, fans must rely on Twitter to follow along. Not even a live web cast is provided for. Would this stand for any other sport?

Lets go back to the World Cup: the ratings were the best ever. The final shattered the record for most tweets during an event, beating even the recent royal wedding in April. It also has seen a huge boost in WPS ticket sales with games selling out and legions of fans looking to cheer on their favorite players. The USWNT became a media sensation during and right after the World Cup, which again helped spill over into more attendance for WPS games. However, these incredibly professional and selfless athletes can only do so much to promote the league (even staying for hours on end to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans, or even hanging out with fans afterwards), it is time they and the league get the media coverage they deserve. In order for the WPS to really be successful, people need to see the games on television and they need to see more overall coverage in the media. ESPN, you have so many channels to cover these games on. Whether you air the games on ESPNW and save the bigger ones for ESPN/ESPN2, it would be greatly appreciated. We fans need all the games aired not just for our enjoyment, but also for the survival of the league. Other people need to see what they are missing out on. This is a real sport with real professional athletes (who exemplify everything an athlete should be) with real fans.

This petition is our way of showing you that there are fans out there who will watch your coverage. Air the games, provide highlights and scores, set up a live web castwe will be there to take it all in. Fans are screaming for more to be done, for real coverage and we are tuning to you ESPN to help us out. Right after a successful World Cup and with the 2012 Olympics fast approaching, soccer is going strong. And the WPS needs not only these huge tournaments and a devoted fan base, it also needs its games to be aired. Not just a random one once a week, but all of them. Together we can all support not just an amazing sport, but an amazing league filled with true, world class athletes.

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  • 25 February 2016988. John Mann
    I support this petition
  • 24 February 2016987. Kaitlyn J
    Support the WPS!
  • 22 February 2016986. Rusty J
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  • 20 February 2016984. Angelina P
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  • 19 February 2016983. Andy H
    It would be immensely fair for the WPS games to be aired. Their season brings a lot of viewers & its growing in popularity. & it will definitely not disappoint.
  • 18 February 2016982. Joseph F
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  • 18 February 2016980. Emily Dougherty
    I agree, If FOX Sports Channel showed all the MagicJack games I would watch them all! I love Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, Christie Rampone, Shannon Boxx, Jillian Loyden, Hope Solo, Becky Sauerbrunn, Tasha Kai, Lori Lindsey, Alex Morgan, Nicole Barnhart, T
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    Rochester NY loves WPS!
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    At least do one decent thing.
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    PLEASE!!!
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  • 29 January 2016964. Jessie D
    I would definitely watch women's soccer on ESPN!!
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