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Bill Addresses 'Unacceptable' Gender Pay Gap in US Soccer

Ellis led the USA to another Women's World Cup triumph on Sunday. GOAL Pin Ellis led the USA to another Women's World Cup triumph on Sunday. GOAL Whatsapp Twitter Facebook comments 0
Cary Erickson | 10 July, 2019, 19:22

"There is no rationale that the women should not get paid what the men get paid", Cuomo said, per assembled media. The 2026 World Cup is being co-hosted by the US, Mexico and Canada, and games will be split across the three countries.

She's also involved in legal action against the federation for gender discrimination, claiming the governing body not only pays them less but invests less in travel, medical care and practices facilities with female players often forced to practice on artificial turf, resulting in more injuries.

"The clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men's and women's soccer teams is unacceptable and I'm glad the U.S. Women's Soccer Team latest victory is causing public outcry".

- Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, of West Virginia, introduced a bill Tuesday that would prohibit federal funds from being used for the 2026 World Cup unless the men's and women's national teams are paid equally. "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".

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On Sunday, the USA won the 2019 Women's World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands. A lawsuit was filed by five players in 2016, with another filed by all 28 members of the team in the months leading up to the 2019 World Cup.

More on the parade: Thousands of super fans from across the country have descended on the Canyon of Heroes, where the USA women's national soccer team is being feted for the second time with a confetti parade through the heart of New York City. 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.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took it a step further, telling a press conference that if pay is based on performance, the women's team should be better compensated than the men's. The Women's World Cup started in 1991, so if you're keeping count, the US has won half of the eight tournaments so far. "That's just plain wrong". They've won zero World Cup titles. The fans in Stade de Lyon booed Infantino and chanted, "equal pay!" after the whistle blew and the US became world champions again.