Love more, hate less, chants World Cup champ Rapinoe, snubbing White House

Tanya Simon
July 11, 2019

Twenty years from the day when Brandi Chastain and the US women's national team beat China in the 1999 World Cup, a statue capturing the iconic moment played at the Rose Bowl was revealed at the stadium in Pasadena.

The U.S. women's soccer team is back from France after being crowned 2019 World Cup champions, and they are being honored on Wednesday with a victory parade down the Canyon of Heroes in New York City. The law will also forbid employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history, a statement on the governor's website explains.

Watch the parade in the video above.

On Wednesday, about a tonne of confetti made from shredded paper was tossed from about 20 buildings, according to the Alliance of Downtown New York, the parade organiser.

Pay-gap conversations are continuing to progress just days after the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup ended, with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) becoming the latest to offer a solution to the controversy. For despite being ranked the first in the world, the female soccer players get paid far less than their male counterparts, who are now ranked 30th.

Rapinoe told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that Trump had yet to invite the women's soccer team to the White House. "Thank you @USWNT for helping lead this movement for change!"

Ongoing conversations about a pay gap started in the months leading up to the tournament, and led 28 members of the US women's national team - including Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan - to take legal action over pay disparity and working conditions.

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All 28 members of the team filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation in March, citing the fact that they are paid less than their male counterparts despite having the same job responsibilities, . "In securing their fourth World Cup victory, the players, coaches, and staff stand as a testament to the American values of hard work and commitment".

On Sunday, the day of the US women's national team's victory, a team spokeswoman released a statement that read: "At this moment of tremendous pride for America, the sad equation remains all too clear, and Americans won't stand for it anymore".

Wednesday's ticker-tape celebration is just the first stop on a protracted victory lap that will send the team across the United States in the coming months.

From its earliest days, women's soccer didn't get much respect from sport organizers.

"We have been known as America's favourite soccer team", she said.

"Make this world a better place", said Rapinoe, the tournament's top scorer, who thrilled the crowd with her now-famous post-goal pose, arms aloft and a beaming smile on her face.

He says the team "brought us together" and "showed us so much to make us hopeful". "By signing this legislation, we are not only doing the right thing, we are also doing the moral thing". The men's French team got $38 million for winning a year ago.

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