NYC honors Women’s World Cup champs with ticker-tape parade

Alex Morgan and other members of the U.S. team celebrate with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup

Even before the World Cup ended, more than 50 members of Congress signed a letter sent by the Democratic Women's Caucus to U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro expressing disapproval of the "inequities in pay publicity and investment" that the U.S. women's team faces. The team's incredible journey ended nearly a month later on July 7, 2019, with a thrilling 2-0 victory against the Netherlands. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was in the parade with the all-stars, actually did something about pay equality during the festivities.

"We don't want to have this huge, public, nasty fight, that's not really in the best interest for anyone", said Rapinoe, a U.S.co-captain.

Goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle saw the 2015 winners defeat the Netherlands to successfully defend their title ending a triumphant run through France. "Finally, there was an opportunity to take space".

"Despite the incredible advancements made by women in sports, female athletes in sports like soccer and hockey are paid significantly less than their male counterparts", Feinstein said in a statement. Brazil's men's team has the most World Cup championships overall (five), but the men's tournament has been taking place since 1930.

They celebrated their World Cup triumph as the crowd hailed the players' emergence as icons of women's rights amid chants of "equal pay", "USA", and streams of confetti.

The outspoken Rapinoe has been critical of President Donald Trump, saying last month that she would not accept an invitation from him to visit the White House if the United States won the World Cup.


Crowds chanted "USA! USA!" and workers sounded air horns from a construction site as the hourlong parade moved up a stretch of lower Broadway that has long hosted so-called ticker tape parades for world leaders, veterans and hometown sports stars. This feat has only been achieved once before by Italian men's coach Vittorio Pozzo, whose team won the prestigious tournament in 1934 and 1938.

Total prize money for all teams involved in the 2018 men's World Cup added up to $400 million, while the women's prize money total for 2019 is $30 million. Because as this team has taught us, being the greatest isn't just about how you play on the field.

"I would not go and every teammate that I've talked to explicitly about it would not go", Rapinoe responded, prompting Cooper to ask "everyone you've talked to?" You know, sponsors, they see the value in it.

In a press conference held before the celebratory ticker-tape parade for the US women's national team kicked off in lower Manhattan, New York governor Andrew Cuomo took a stand for equal pay, signing the new "Equal Pay for Equal Work" legislation into law on the streets of New York City.

"The inequality of pay is unjust and this wage gap with the U.S. men's national team has to stop". The men's team, on the other hand, received a $5.4 million bonus after they lost in the round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup.

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