Women's National Team Parades Through NYC's 'Canyon Of Heroes'

Ruben Hill
July 11, 2019

As Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Co. knocked off one opponent after another and asserted their squad's dominance on the global stage, a major subplot was a gender discrimination lawsuit the team filed earlier this year against the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Take the first World Cup in 1991, which wasn't even called the "Women's World Cup". New York City's first lady Chirlane McCray encouraged the crowd to chant, "USA, equal pay!"

"Everyone that I've talked to, yeah", she said. And it's partly why Federation Internationale de Football Association has already suggested it would double the prize money for the next women's World Cup.

"There is no rationale why the women should not get paid what men get paid", he said during the singing at the Battery.

"There is no rationale why women should not get paid what men get paid", Cuomo said, per WPIX. For the average person that's a lot of money, unless it's compared to the $1,114,429 each men's team member would earn for winning a World Cup title. The case is now in mediation.

Watch the parade in the video above. The cause has endeared the players to those who support demands by women in general for pay equality.

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.

In the event of that failing, de Blasio said he would sign an executive order "to force" the US Soccer Federation to ensure equal pay. "And together I believe we can get this done".

When pressed by Cooper to elaborate, Rapinoe explained that a White House invitation "is an opportunity for this administration to, sort of, put us on display as their guests for the day". "Straight girls and gay girls".

The parade is named for the long strands of ticker tape that used to be showered down from nearby office buildings.

FILE - Brandi Chastain celebrates her game-winning shootout kick for the US team against China during the Women's World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., July 10, 1999. Sponsors like Luna Bar, Visa, Adidas, and Nike are paying some or all of the USA women's players additional money.

Mr Obama joined in the celebrations and posted a photo of himself with a custom jersey, congratulating and thanking "America's best team" for being a strong inspiration for everyone across the country.

Rapinoe, the outspoken star who won the awards for the tournament's best player and top scorer, also appeared on CNN and MSNBC later Tuesday.

As Rapinoe pointed to the team's diversity in terms of race and sexual orientation, she said: "There has been so much contention in these past few years".

Trump had tweeted that he would invite the team, win or lose.

"Despite the fact that these female and male players are called upon to perform the same job responsibilities on their teams and participate in worldwide competitions for their single common employer, the USSF, the female players have been consistently paid less money than their male counterparts", the lawsuit said, per ESPN.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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