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2010 FIFA World Cup: Comparing Cristiano Ronaldo to American Athletes

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2010 FIFA World Cup: Comparing Cristiano Ronaldo to American Athletes

When your 16-year-old sister decides to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup with you instead of watching MTV's "The Hills," you know there has to be a good reason.

Maybe your sister just wants to increase her knowledge of world sports. More than likely, however, she wants to ogle soccer's newest poster boy: Cristiano Ronaldo.

Although he is often considered second to soccer prodigy Lionel Messi in terms of skill, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the (prettiest) face of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Ronaldo's skill on the grass has not only earned him world recognition, but also a giant paycheck.

With fame and fortune in hand, Ronaldo is on the fast track to becoming the most recognized foreign face in America since David Beckham.

So which Americans would the Portuguese recognize?

Here is a list of American Athletes who, like Ronaldo, act as poster boys for their respective sports.

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