USA women's soccer team prepares for parade, accepts Congress invite

USA women's soccer team prepares for parade, accepts Congress invite

"I believe first hand, it is wrong for the U.S. Soccer women to be paid and valued less for their work because of gender", Izzy-Brown wrote.

Within moments of the final whistle on Sunday, a spokesperson for the USA women's players association released a statement contending the 2-0 win and all that went with it was further proof that the men's and women's national teams should be paid equally. Following the team's triumph at the 2019 Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands on Sunday, the USWNT players will be honored in a parade up the Canyon of Heroes.


The bill would pull federal funding from the 2026 men's World Cup that is used to support host cities and the sport's governing bodies involved in the tournament. The soccer federation and the plaintiffs last month tentatively agreed to mediation, which is expected to begin now that the World Cup is over. The legislation comes days at the women's team latest World Cup victory - which fired up their long-running fight for equal pay.

"The inequality of pay is unjust and this wage gap with the U.S. men's national team has to stop". The women's games have also garnered higher ratings and more revenue in recent years. Forbes estimates that the 2018 men's World Cup in Russian Federation brought in $6 billion in revenue compared to an expected total of $131 million for this year's tournament in France. That support includes money for host cities, participating state or local agencies, the U.S. Soccer Federation, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), and Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). However, that would still be far less than the $440 million allotted for male players in the 2022 World Cup.


It's estimated that over 1 billion people watched the women's team win it's fourth World Cup. That process was set to unfold after the World Cup ended, with both sides said to be interested in arriving at a resolution without facing off in a courtroom. "It's plain wrong, and it's time to #PayTheWomen". They've won zero World Cup titles.

After the final, the crowd at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon chanted "equal pay" during the post-match celebration.


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