The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be a men's championship and is set to be hosted by Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The team's incredible journey ended nearly a month later on July 7, 2019, with a thrilling 2-0 victory against the Netherlands.
After their 2015 FIFA World Cup win, then President Obama honoured the women's national football team by inviting them to the White House where the team gifted him with a custom jersey with his name and the number 44 on the back, referring to him being the 44th President of the United States. On the rare occasions that the American players managed to create scoring opportunities, they were stopped by Dutch goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal.
Co-captain Megan Rapinoe (ruh-PEE'-noh) danced and swigged Champagne from aboard a float headed to City Hall. For more than 120 years, politicians, aviators, adventurers, generals, and sports teams have been showered with felicitations and falling office paper. "Finally, there was an opportunity to take space". "Yeah, absolutely I'll go to Washington".
The "Equal pay!" chant rang out after the US women's national team beat the Netherlands on Sunday to win the Women's World Cup and cement a riveting tournament run.More news: Trump directs government to revamp care for kidney disease
Obama had already shared his congratulations to the team, who won the final match against the Netherlands, 2-0.
In an interview Tuesday on CNN, Rapinoe said that winning the World Cup was "huge for the lawsuit", in terms of swaying even more "public perception to our side", but that the conversation had moved past equal pay, given how her team had proved its worth. This feat has only been achieved once before by Italian men's coach Vittorio Pozzo, whose team won the prestigious tournament in 1934 and 1938.
In March, all 28 players on the women's team had filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation, demanding equal compensation with their male counterparts who earn much a higher base pay.
"I was watching that rally, you could see her with a political future", responded Jonathan Swan of Axios. Four million people had turned out in 1962 to welcome John Glenn when he became the first man to orbit the Earth, and four million more lined the streets to fete Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in 1969 for making a giant leap for Mankind. He said women's soccer players should be paid the same as male players.More news: Shahid Kapoor`s Kabir Singh becomes highest grossing film of 2019
Total prize money for all teams involved in the 2018 men's World Cup added up to $400 million, while the women's prize money total for 2019 is $30 million.
For example, there was a $730,000 gender pay gap in 2019 U.S. World Cup bonuses, according to The Guardian.
She also was a key player in the U.S. Women's soccer team victory in the Gold Cup. However, according to Wall Street Journal, the USA women's games generated about $50.8 million in revenue from 2016 to 2018, while the men's games earned a slightly lower $49.9 million during the same period.More news: New Zealand stun India by 18 runs to reach World Cup final
"The whole issue of them getting equal pay is something that they do in the workplace", Gibbs says.