U.S. Soccer star Megan Rapinoe directed a message at President Donald Trump on Tuesday night after returning ahead of her team's Women's World Cup victory parade. Perhaps the best case they've made so far has been on the pitch.
All of which comes despite the USA women's team winning the World Cup while the U.S. men's team failed to even reach last year's finals in Russian Federation. Oh, and they also won two more times before that. It was the most-viewed match this season and was a 22 percent increase over last year's World Cup men's final between France and Croatia, which averaged 11.44 million.
The men? They haven't done so hot.
It is unclear whether Senator's Manchin's bill will pass, but it is clear that Democrats will not let up on this complicated issue of pay equality in soccer to the point of being willing to hold the 2026 World Cup hostage to simplified social justice demands. And as we now know, they have quite a few supporters on Capitol Hill.
Pulling all such funding will most likely jeopardize or at the very least severely hinder the ability of the U.S.to host the 2026 World Cup. That's not going to happen until the female players' demands are met, said Manchin.More news: South Africa coach Baxter keeps Nigeria guessing
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Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio presented each team member with a symbolic key to the city.
Along with 27 other USWNT players, Rapinoe is a plaintiff in a lawsuit accusing U.S. Soccer of "institutionalized gender discrimination" in how they have been paid and treated compared to the men's national team. "That's just plain wrong", Manchin stated in a press release.
Amid confetti and chants of "equal pay", NY honored the us women's soccer team on Wednesday with a ticker-tape parade up the "Canyon of Heroes", celebrating its World Cup triumph and hailing the players' emergence as icons of women's rights. The repeat champs beat the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday to win the 2019 Women's World Cup, inspiring another ticker tape parade in lower Manhattan that will bring soccer fans together to rejoice in the historic win.
Cordeiro was also called out for flubbing team co-captain Megan Rapinoe's name during his speech while discussing notable accolades from the tournament.
From a chant by fans in a stadium in France, "Equal pay!" is now the essence of a bill introduced by Sen.