Senate Bill Would Halt Funding for U.S

Tanya Simon
July 10, 2019

The last ticker tape parade was held in July 2015 after the women' national team defeated Japan 5-2 to win the World Cup, according the Alliance's records.

Trophy in hand, many members of the team are now returning to another face off - in March, 28 members of the USWNT sued the US Soccer Federation for allegedly discriminating against the women by paying them less than members of the men's national team "for substantially equal work".

The total prize money for the 2022 men's World Cup will be $440 million, while the 2019 women's World Cup doled out $30 million in prize money, including $4 million to the winning team.

He presented his bill on Tuesday after reading a concerned letter from the women's soccer coach at West Virginia University, Nikki Izzo-Brown.

In addition to bringing in more World titles than the men, for the past three years, the USA women's soccer team has brought in more revenue at $50.8 million compared to $49.9 million. They deserve to win that like they've won four World Cup titles.

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The bill would ensure that "no Federal funds may be appropriated or otherwise made available to provide support for the 2026 World Cup" until the US Soccer Federation agrees to pay the teams' members equally. In 1994, when the United States first hosted the World Cup, relatively little spending was needed to get the country ready to host the event.

IRISH SINGER Sinead O'Connor has lent her support to calls for the US Women's Soccer Team to be paid more than the men's.

Cuomo thanked the team for helping to lead the fight for equality. Fans chanted "equal pay" from the stands in France during the post-game celebration.

"It's just like at the Thanksgiving table when you are with all your different family that have different points of view you don't talk politics", she said.

The women's team members earn less than 10 % of what the men earn, despite the team outperforming the men both on the field and in revenue generation. "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?"

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