The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has won the World Cup in a 2-0 win over the Netherlands. This FIFA Women’s World Cup title marks a back-to-back win after the U.S. won the tournament in 2015.
The USWNT shattered records all tournament long. They attained the biggest margin of victory ever in a June 11 match against Thailand that ended 13-0. Megan Rapinoe won the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot to mark her as the MP and highest scorer, respectively.
In March 2019, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team sued their employer for equal pay, demanding equal treatment from the U.S. Soccer Federation. In court documents, the athletes showed that they play and win more games compared to the men’s team players, and earn more profits and championship wins for the organization. Following their win, chants for “equal pay” broke out around the stadium.
The morning after the win, Rapinoe addressed the chants stating, “I just think it’s just, everybody is ready for it, everybody wants it.”
“Everybody is ready for the conversation to be moved to the next piece and to have something like that in, you know, obviously, the biggest match,” she said. “That went so far beyond anything sport, it was pretty incredible.”