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If we were under the men's contract, we would be making three times more, you can look at the total compensation and say,' Oh, National Team made a little bit more.' In that time that we made just a little bit more, we've won two World Cups and we've won just about every single game that we've played in. So the rate of pay is just so different. And it's just so frustrating. To be honest, I think so many women go through this.
If Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan were under the men's contract, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan would be making three times more, you can look at the total compensation and say,' Oh, the women's team made a little bit more.' In that time that Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan made just a little bit more, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan've won two World Cups and Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan've won just about every single game that Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan've played in. So the rate of pay is just so different. And it's just so frustrating. To be honest, I think so many women go through this.Joe Biden threatens to cut US Soccers World Cup funding unless women get equal pay.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP In an interview following the game, Megan Rapinoe, the reigning FIFA Player of the Year, addressed young players. You are not lesser just because you are a girl. You are not better just because you are a boy, we are all created equal and should all have the equal opportunity to got out and pursue our dreams.
I think that the huge media splash of the lawsuit is behind us and were obviously focused on the World Cup, but also its like this is our life, and there are a lot of things that we have to grapple and deal with: Family, friends, partners, media, pressures, games, World Cup, travel. So its just kind of just one more thing. This team always has a lot of media attention, and weve always had a lot of things on our plate so its not like its anything new, or all of a sudden were getting all the more attention. Its sort of the same for us.
Success for us is very simple and it is very clear from the first second that you get on the team, whether it is like a passing pattern or a small-sided game or a friendly or a World Cup final — it's winning, it's competing to the best of your ability, it's trying to be the absolute best that you can so for us the expectation is always the same, success for us looks like winning.
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