USA women's soccer wins World Cup, gets record TV ratings, still fighti

U.S. forward Christen Press celebrates her goal in the first half of the Women’s World Cup semifinal match between the U.S. and England at Stade de Lyon in Lyon France

The United States' 2-0 victory over Netherlands in Sunday's FIFA Women's World Cup final averaged almost 15.6 million us viewers on English- and Spanish-language television. "That's just plain wrong", Manchin responded in a statement.

During a wide-ranging interview with Jeremy Schaap in NY ahead of Wednesday's ticker-tape parade along Broadway, Rapinoe and her teammate, Alex Morgan, also addressed their recent back-and-forth with President Trump.

Rapinoe had already vociferously rejected any possible invitation to the White House, saying in June, "I'm not going to the f***ing White House". We'll see you Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for the Ticker Tape Parade down the Canyon of Heroes. It's unclear if the winning team would be invited by President Donald Trump to visit.

Lavelle, who scored a brilliant goal in the United States' 2-0 win over Netherlands in the World Cup Final on Sunday, has been a huge USWNT fan since she was a kid.

But it's not just United States Soccer that is in need of a rethink - there is also a massive disparity in the prize money offered by Federation Internationale de Football Association to the winners of the men's and women's World Cups. Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team.

Even Serena herself chimed in, but more significantly, she amplified Billie Jean King's call for the women's team to receive the same pay opportunities as the men.

The US Open was the first tennis Grand Slam to have equal prize money for men and women, in 1973. Members of the U.S. women's team are also suing U.S. Soccer, their employer, for paying them less than the men's team.

"It's cool because unless we get to the final, and obviously win the final, maybe that chant isn't being chanted", Tobin Heath said. I think that we always want to try to bring more people into the conversation.