Nike Doesn’t Sell U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Jerseys to Men

Women’s soccer jersey (left) and men’s soccer jersey Courtesy Nike, Inc.

When a national soccer team wins a FIFA World Cup, it marks the accomplishment by embroidering a small star onto its uniforms—the sporting equivalent of Dr. Seuss’s Sneetches on Beaches. After Germany’s men’s team won in Brazil this summer, its fourth World Cup victory, Adidas couldn’t keep up with demand for the team’s new four-star jerseys. In the U.S., the men’s national team has zero stars; the women’s team has two. Nike sells replica jerseys for both, and their design, other than the stars, is the same. Nike doesn’t, however, sell the two-starred jerseys in men’s sizes.

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