A new infographic published by FluidReview (a scholarship management software company) shows us just how much money sports like basketball get from US government scholarships, and just how little sports like soccer get. What do you guys think? Is this because soccer isn’t as popular (*buzzer* WRONG) or is it because soccer does not have such a strong presence in the mainstream media? In my books this deserves a RED CARD for being completely imbalanced!
If America wants to get with the rest of the world and start producing more top-end soccer stars, they better start making it easier for the young athletes to pay for their education with their talents. I can’t tell you how many times a soccer player has to choose between the love for the sport and working to pay for tuition (no really, I can’t.. because I just pulled that statement out of my butt). But regardless, scholarships, management and the like need to keep up the times, and things need to be more fair and equal for athletes no matter what sport they play.
That’s the end of this rant.