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Megan Rapinoe lifts up a trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final

Specifically, the team took issue with inequity in pay, practice time, practice locations, medical treatment, coaching and travel, The Hill reported.

"They weren't paid. They got $10 per diem a day". In fact, throughout the tournament's 89-year history, the US men have never earned a World Cup. If anything, the men should get paid less. "I'm encouraging everyone to call their Senator and Representatives to help us get this bill passed and finally create a level playing field for all".

These are some of the reasons that the U.S. women's team filed a lawsuit in 2019 demanding equal pay from U.S. Soccer.

According to The Washington Post, which cited copies of both agreements, female USA soccer players can sign contracts that provide an annual salary of $100,000 and additional bonuses for wins and ties.

US women's games have earned higher revenues than the men's United States of America team games, and TV ratings for the women's World Cup Final in the US were much higher than the men's finals in 2018, and far more US women's team merchandise is sold compared to the men.

The winning team were met with a ticket tape parade in New York City, followed by a ceremony outside City Hall.

FILE - In this October 10, 2017, photo, US player Christian Pulisic, (10) is comforted by assistant coach Dave Sarachan after losing 2-1 against Trinidad and Tobago during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Couva, Trinidad.

As The Washington Post notes, "It's tough to make a straightforward comparison of the earnings for men and women players, because the two teams have different collective-bargaining agreements that outline different pay structures".

The bill would withhold federal funds from efforts related to the United States' hosting of the 2026 World Cup until the U.S. Soccer Federation agrees to give its national women's and men's teams the same compensation. "I like my left foot, man, and I got it on my left foot".

She also reiterated that she would not be going to the White House, saying on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360: "I would not go and every teammate that I've talked to explicitly about it would not go".

Many paradegoers said they agreed with the team's push for pay equity with male players. And it's partly why Federation Internationale de Football Association has already suggested it would double the prize money for the next women's World Cup. "You're excluding me, you're excluding people that look like me, you're excluding people of color, you're excluding Americans that maybe support you", she said directly to the camera. "I mean, that's ultimately the building block you build on. You're tough. You don't need to do as much because your women's game is already there'".

A bipartisan resolution was introduced Wednesday by U.S. Sen.

Players were met with chants of "equal pay" and on one float they displayed a poster given to them by someone in the crowd which read "Parades Are Cool, Equal Pay Is Cooler". "At this moment, they are cultural icons and should be paid as such".

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