US Soccer Federation has pledged to pay the women's national soccer team on an equal footing with the men's team. As reported by Sky Sport Italy, 28 footballers of the US women's national soccer team world champion in France in 2019, had filed a class action against the American football federation, for discrimination against equal pay with male colleagues.
Now victory and wage equality have finally arrived. The statement said: "From now on Us Soccer is committed to paying the same prizes and bonuses for the women's and men's national teams in all friendlies and tournaments, including the World Cup."
Megan Rapinoe said: "It's a really great day. I think we will look back on this new day and say that this is the time when American football has changed for the better. Such a thing will never happen again and we can move forward in the to make football the best possible sport in this country.
It is a victory for the new generations. " Joe Biden, USA President, said on Twitter: "This is a long awaited victory in the battle for equal pay. I am proud of the US women's soccer team for never giving up, on and off the pitch.
Now let's close the gap. wages in all industries. "
This is a long overdue victory in the fight for equal pay. I’m proud of the @USWNT for never giving up — on and off the field.
Now, let’s close the pay gap in every industry.
Megan Rapinoe with USA National team
Rapinoe has been called up by the United States Football Federation since 2002, when she was called up to the Under-16, with whom she played in the United States Youth Soccer Association International Tournament in Houston in May 2003.
From 2003 to 2005 you played in the Under-20 squad, with which she totaled 21 appearances and 9 goals. After having participated in the first meeting, in Chula Vista in January 2003, Rapinoe scored her first goal on 1 March, in the friendly match played against the Mexico Under-20 representative, and was later joined to the team that in the following European summer tour in July 2003 he met the national teams of the Netherlands and Germany in a friendly match.
Inserted in the squad with the team that faces the qualifiers for the 2004 CONCACAF championship, she scores 3 goals during that phase, and she obtained access to the 2004 Thailand World Cup, during the tournament she goes to the net on three other occasions, including in the final for the third place won against Brazil.
On 7 July 2019 she scored the 1-0 goal in the final against the Netherlands, contributing to the victory of her team in the World Cup in France.