Bird agrees with Rapinoe that perception of ‘cute white girls’ helps USWNT

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Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird agreed with remarks made by her girlfriend, USWNT captain Megan Rapinoe, that women’s soccer enjoys more public support than women’s basketball in the United States due to the demographics of the respective sports.

“Even though we’re female athletes playing at a high level, our worlds, you know, the soccer world and the basketball world are just totally different,” Bird told CNN Sport’s Don Riddell in an interview that aired on Sunday.

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Bird agrees with Rapinoe that perception of ‘cute white girls’ helps USWNT