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Alex Morgan on FIFA 16 US cover

Press Release   •   Aug 23, 2015 20:42 EDT

You are correct that I don't know her stats and don't follow her club record, but a quick type into google and everybody can pull those stats out of their arse. I think it is widely known that she is a talented female player, which I never said she wasn't.

Never did I mention her being overrated. Comparing her to Wambach is justifiable in terms of play, but in terms of sponsorship you can't be more wrong. Even if it's the same number, Morgan gets more money. She has large sponsorship deals with nike and Gatorade (Two of the biggest earners in the sporting world).

Don't get butthurt over a simple fact. EA didn't choose her as the cover because she is the phenomenal player she is, but rather chose her because it adds a different demographic to the cover and because with alex morgan on the cover, they can sell a shit ton more copies. Would you rather buy a game with Dempsey or Bradley on there, or a smoking hot (and also highly talented) Alex Morgan.

You have to remember the demographic for fifa is a large majority male, most of whom would prefer an attractive (don't forget talented) female on the cover of the Fifa 16 Closed Beta. EA is also trying to target females into purchasing and playing the game by having (the majority of their) idol on the cover. It's all a marketing ploy, you have to remember that. Who would earn them the most money as the cover. The answer is obviously Alex Morgan because it targets a wide audience.

Stop the banter about me not following soccer until the world cup. You have no idea who I am and what I do. You are right in a sense that I (along with the majority of Americans and the rest of the world), don't follow WOMEN's soccer until the world cup, but that's because I have no interest in following their club teams. Nothing against them, but they aren't nearly as accessible to watch where I am. I am one of those people who follows soccer to the T. An avid supporter of Liverpool and my national team and I watch every single game that I am available to because it is like a second religion to me.

Stop with the damn accusations and defensiveness. Face the fact that she is on the cover because, and I will put it in all bold for you just in case you have your head too far up your ass that you can't read it, but SHE IS ON THE COVER BECAUSE IT WILL SELL THE MOST COPIES AND MAKE EA THE MOST MONEY. PART OF IT IS BECAUSE SHE IS A GREAT WOMEN'S PLAYER, BUT THE MAIN REASON IS DUE TO SEX APPEAL. I WOULD IMAGINE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT THAT IN A YEAR OR SO WHEN YOU FINALLY REACH 6TH GRADE.

She is a very talented player, but she is on the cover so EA can make money and she is the best possible reason for men and women around the U.S. to purchase the game.

To dumb it down and put it in perspective for you, Ella Delle Donne lead the WNBA with Fifa coins per game last season, but you don't see her being on the cover of 2k anytime soon.