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23:05  02 july  2019
23:05  02 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour© REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Megan Rapinoe

The U.S. women's national soccer team added wattage to its World Cup star power on Monday as sports apparel-maker Nike said the team's home jersey is a record-breaking seller on its retail site.

"The USA Women's Home jersey is now the No. 1 soccer jersey, men's or women's, ever sold on Nike.com in one season," said Mark Parker, Nike's president and CEO, during the company's earnings call on Thursday.

The soccer jersey sells for $90 on the Nike website. The Americans will play against England in a semifinal match on Tuesday in Lyon.

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Parker said that two-thirds of the teams at the start of the tournament wore Nike kits.

The U.S. squad is receiving increasing scrutiny and celebration from celebrities and politicians in the United States and abroad.

Co-captain Megan Rapinoe faced public criticism from Republican U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of her team's quarter-final clash with France for saying she would not attend a customary White House visit if her team won.

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U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour
U.S. women's soccer jersey sets sales record amid World Cup fervour

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