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U.S. soccer stars Leroux, Morgan show off their Halloween wear

- October 29th, 2013

There’s attention-grabbing.

Then there’s downright narcissistic.

We’ll let you decide which description fits U.S. soccer players Sydney Leroux and Alex Morgan after their most recent online stunt.

The last time we saw Leroux, a Vancouver-born, Canadian-turned-American soccer star, and her wingwoman they were tweeting a plethora of bikini-clad photos and videos of themselves vacationing in Hawaii.

Those photos kicked off a media firestorm that saw a number of prominent media outlets around the world play up the content the 20-somethings provided.

Two weeks on, it’s become abundantly clear that the pair is on a relentless campaign to keep their names in the headlines, even if their publicity stunts are a little tasteless.

And it’s working.

With videos like this, they’re bound to.

Right or wrong, when athletes offer a glimpse into their lives away from the field, fans take notice.

And, in fairness, the fact Leroux and Morgan are taking aim at Miley Cyrus is pretty funny.

But at what point do videos — side projects? – like these begin to become a distraction to teammates?

Is this shameless self-promotion, or smart marketing?

Let’s put it this way: Other than Christine Sinclair, how many Canadian soccer players can you name?

Enough said.

 

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3 comments

  1. kevin | October 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Hey Curtis , just because people know there names means nothing , doing these stupid videos will not increase soccer viewing let alone womens sports. BORING, the only thing I am taking notice of is their asses.

  2. Gill | October 29, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Relax!! I just see a couple of young women having some fun and parodying a situation. Besides….they’re a damn sight better looking than the original!!

    No big deal. No harm, no foul. Sense of humour…….get one.

  3. Stephen J | October 30, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Please keep LIAR/TRAITOR Leroux out of our news

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