|Via Yahoo! Sports|
Yesterday, Rich Thomaselli wrote about how apparently the United States Women’s National Team lost about $10 million in endorsements for their loss to Japan on Sunday. He said that sports marketing experts believed that the faces of the team – forward Abby Wambach and goalie Hope Solo – lost up to $4 million per year because of the loss. Though no companies were mentioned save for that of an analyst he quoted, you’re lead to believe that food and beverage companies, automakers and even apparel retailers had been drafting contracts as the match was taking place.
Because that’s IMMEDIATELY what came to mind when Solo couldn’t handle the winning penalty kick. Sure.