The star athletes on the U.S. Girls’s Nationwide Soccer Workforce ditched their cleats and hit the Microsoft Theatre in California on Wednesday.
Simply hours after their ticker tape parade in New York Metropolis, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle and the opposite famous person girls on the group adopted up their World Cup victory with an look on the 2019 ESPY Awards, accepting the trophy for finest group from actress Sandra Bullock.
Mentioned Bullock as she learn the winners’ card, “All those in favor of equal pay say aye!”
“We literally just got off a plane a couple of hours ago,” mentioned Carli Lloyd onstage. She continued, “Thank you to ESPN, all of our followers, supporters around the world … super proud of all of these 22 fabulous ladies.”
Rapinoe adopted up her epic speech at Metropolis Corridor in N.Y.C. earlier within the day with transient remarks, joking to the gathered crowd of celebrities and athletes, “I’ve dropped the f-bomb on every stage I’ve been in on the last few days, so I’ll just spare you that.”
From a parade in NYC to the ESPYS in LA, it has been a whirlwind day for the USWNT pic.twitter.com/z3voFFnZ7o
— ESPN (@espn) July 11, 2019
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The U.S. Girls’s Nationwide Workforce secured their newest World Cup victory with a 2-Zero win over the Netherlands Sunday. The win marks America’s fourth within the event.
The @USWNT began their day with a parade in NYC.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 10, 2019
Btw, our squad lookin’ tonight. pic.twitter.com/x0WPPKew6K
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 11, 2019
— espnW (@espnW) July 11, 2019
Within the wake of the victory, there was elevated consideration on the gamers’ battle for equal pay.
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Twenty-eight gamers on the USWNT group filed a category motion lawsuit in March in opposition to their employer, accusing the us of office discrimination due to their gender, in line with the New York Occasions.
The Washington Put up reviews that the ladies claimed they had been paid lower than the boys’s nationwide group, and in addition obtained much less assist from the us even supposing they performed persistently effectively.
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The swimsuit additionally argued that “during the period relevant to this case, the WNT earned more in profit and/or revenue than the MNT.”
In a courtroom submitting in May, the us responded and denied the ladies’s claims, saying that pay is “based on differences in aggregate revenue generated by the different teams and/or any other factor other than sex.”
In accordance with the Put up, girls’s video games pulled in about $900,000 extra in income than males’s video games from 2016-18, and $1.9 million within the yr after the ladies gained the World Cup in 2015.
Showing on Good Morning America, Tuesday, Rapinoe opened up additional in regards to the battle for equality.
“I think the conversation needs to move from, you know, are we worth it, or should we have equal pay, to what can we do now?” she mentioned. “How can FIFA support the federations, how can federations support their players better, how can the leagues support their players better?”
The star athlete additionally provided some recommendation for followers seeking to do their half, as she inspired viewers to look at video games of each the nationwide group and their native membership groups.
“I think there’s a part in this for everybody to do, and I think we’ve really left the old conversation behind us and now it’s time for that action,” she mentioned.