NEW YORK — Adoring fans packed New York City’s Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national soccer team as athletic leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted “USA! USA!” and workers sounded air horns from a construction site as the hourlong parade moved up a stretch of lower Broadway that has long hosted so-called ticker tape parades for world leaders, veterans and hometown sports stars. Co-captain Megan Rapinoe and her teammates shared a float with Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro. Rapinoe struck her now-famous victory pose, took a swig of Champagne and handed the bottle to a fan. Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher held the World Cup trophy aloft. Aly Hoover, 12, of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, stood at the sidelines with a poster of the face of Alex Morgan, another team star. “I just want to be like them,” she said. … [Read more...] about Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay
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By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: July 10, 2019 at 7:34 am | UPDATED: July 10, 2019 at 7:36 am NEW YORK — Construction workers sounded air horns above crowds chanting “USA! USA!” on Wednesday as the U.S. women’s national soccer team reigned supreme once again in New York City’s Canyon of Heroes. It was four years ago to the day that crowds tossed heaps of confetti to celebrate the team and its 2015 Women’s World Cup title. Now, it’s the women of 2019’s turn. The repeat champs beat the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday to win the 2019 Women’s World Cup, inspiring another ticker tape parade in lower Manhattan that will bring soccer fans together to rejoice in the historic win. The parade began at 9:30 a.m. and moved up the Canyon of Heroes, a section of Broadway in lower Manhattan. The route has long hosted ticker tape parades for world leaders, veterans and hometown sports stars. Aly Hoover, 12, of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, stood at the … [Read more...] about US women’s soccer team gets heroes’ welcome in New York parade
John Gallagher Detroit Free Press Published 11:03 AM EDT Jul 9, 2019 No sooner did the elite U.S. women’s team win soccer’s World Cup in Lyon, France, last Sunday than chants of “Equal pay!” showered down from U.S. fans. It was a rousing gesture of support for the 28 members of the U.S. women’s team who on March 8 filed a class action against their employer, the United States Soccer Federation. The lawsuit, echoing years of complaints from the top women players, alleged that USSF pays women players less than members of the U.S. men’s team in violation of the U.S. Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The U.S. federation disputes that claim. It attributes any differences in pay to “aggregate revenue generated by the different teams and/or any other factor other than sex.” This is a particularly timely moment for the women to bring their complaints. The women’s team is acknowledged as the best in the … [Read more...] about US women’s soccer team equal pay lawsuit: What to know
Sally Jenkins, Washington Post Published 12:48 pm CDT, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Picture the expressions of U.S. Soccer Federation officials every time Alex Morgan went lightly skipping down the pitch and scored another goal in the Americans’ opening match of the women’s World Cup. The falling faces, the slack mouths, the groans and the fingertips pressed to their creased foreheads, as their legal position became ever more indefensible. Just imagine how that record-setting 13-0 victory over Thailand will play at a jury trial. It’s going to be a lot of fun watching lawyers for the soccer federation try to justify why the U.S. Women’s National Team, with their air rifles for legs, are paid 38 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts and had to sue for fair wages. It’s going to be pure entertainment listening to federation president Carlos Cordeiro stammer out an explanation on the witness stand of why this team, which is nothing … [Read more...] about U.S. women’s soccer team is an American treasure. Pay them.
By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer Updated 10:53 am CST, Friday, March 8, 2019 PHOTOS: Women who broke ground in male-dominated sports United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. >>>Browse through the photos to see women who broke ground in the male-dominated sports world ... less PHOTOS: Women who broke ground in male-dominated sports United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first ... more Photo: Mike Carlson, AP Photo: Mike Carlson, AP Image 1 of / … [Read more...] about Women’s national team suing US Soccer for equal pay