Published: Wed, July 10, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

US Women’s National Team’s victory parade in NY

US Women’s National Team’s victory parade in NY

A letter from the women's soccer coach at West Virginia University has spurred a politician to act on behalf of the United States women's national team.

Of hearing the "Equal pay!" chants coming from the stands in Lyon, she said: "I think we knew that this win, if we were able to win, was going to be bigger than soccer, but that moment just solidified everything".

The women's team will be regaled in the same fashion as other heroes and winners, such as Nelson Mandela in 1990, the 1969 World Series champion Mets and the New York Giants team that captured Super Bowl XLII in 2008, according to the Alliance for Downtown New York, a commercial advocacy, research, and information group.

Ahead of Wednesday's ticker tape parade through New York City, Mayor Bill De Blasio said if he was elected president, he'd pass an executive order to make sure the Treasury Department shells out what the women are owed, and he'd enforce the Paycheck Fairness Act.

After the US women's soccer team has won its 4th World Cup Championship, time is way overdue to kick away its grossly unequal pay with the underperforming USA men's soccer team.

"I received a letter from Coach Izzo-Brown highlighting her worries that women on the WVU Women's Soccer Team could one day make the US women's team and not get paid the same as the men's team".

Even before the World Cup ended, more than 50 members of Congress signed a letter sent by the Democratic Women's Caucus to U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro expressing disapproval of the "inequities in pay publicity and investment" that the U.S. women's team faces. "So I think in a lot of ways, this team has been, I guess you could call it, single destiny with this fight for equal pay".

Members of the U.S. women's team will earn more in 2019 as a result of their World Cup triumph in France.

The women's World Cup record, as well as their four Olympic gold medals and No. 1 ranking these last 10 years were outlined as some of the reasons for better compensation in the lawsuit. "Equal pay is cooler". Also, the women's national team made revenue in 2016 where the men made a net loss.

The total prize money for the 2022 men's World Cup will be $440 million, while the 2019 women's World Cup doled out $30 million in prize money, including $4 million to the winning team.

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