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A Closer Look (US Women's Soccer Team) #187141

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 12, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The future for the United States women's soccer team introduced in light of their victory on Saturday.

(New York: Betsy Stark) The need for the support of corporate America if women's soccer is to succeed examined; details given of player endorsements and of the need for a professional league. [Sports business group David CARTER - cites the need to merchandise.] [Sportswriter Frank DEFORD - explains how women's soccer could make it.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with Marla Messing, president of the Women's World Cup Organizing Committee about what comes next for women's soccer. [MESSING - says at least there will be interest in women's soccer when the World Cup and the Olympics come around; admits the necessity for sponsorship and television marketing.]

Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Betsy

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