Manchin proposed the legislation after receiving a letter from the women's head soccer coach at West Virginia University, Nikki Izzo-Brown, who voiced concerns about the pay gap. "We applaud the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's athletic prowess, their advocacy in fighting for equal pay, and their use of their global platform to speak out against injustice". They deserve to win that like they've won four World Cup titles. Also, the women's national team made revenue in 2016 where the men made a net loss.
Amid confetti and chants of "equal pay", NY honored the USA women's soccer team on Wednesday with a ticker-tape parade down the "Canyon of Heroes", celebrating its World Cup triumph and paying tribute to the players' emergence as icons of women's rights.
"It is time for the Federation to correct this disparity once and for all". "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".
"If there's any economic rationale, the men should get paid less than the women". The 2026 installment will be hosted jointly with Canada and Mexico, but the majority of venues are set to be located in the U.S. That includes funds that go to host cities, participating local and state organizations, U.S. Soccer, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, and the worldwide soccer governing body FIFA. That's just plain wrong. Others fired back that the men's World Cup a year ago generated $6 billion, of which the participants split $400 million, or about 7 percent of the total revenue. 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. At the final whistle of the final game of the tournament in Lyon, France, fans chanted "Equal Pay!" "We would much prefer to have a collaborative approach with FIFA, with the federation - how can we move this forward, how can we go to the next step, to create a world that is equal and fair for everyone?"