Posted on July 8, 2019
By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter
*Puts ‘We Are the Champions’ by Queen on repeat*
Yesterday the world was watching as the U.S. Women’s National Team took home their FOURTH FIFA Women’s World Cup Championship! Yes, that is four out of the total eight Women’s World Cups (they’ve medaled in all eight, by the way). The USWNT had us sitting on the edge of our seats up until the very end, but thankfully for all of us, they put away another win with a final score of 2-0. And when we say the world was watching – we mean everyone! Even FCFL Team Owner | Fan Captain Richard Sherman was congratulating the ladies on Twitter on their back-to-back championships.
Following their win, the crowd wasn’t just cheering “U-S-A” though – they were chanting “Equal Pay!” We think this historic win provides reason for why the women deserve to have their pay equal that of the men’s team members, who, just for the record, have only medaled once in FIFA World Cup history (Bronze, 1930). We’ve made ourselves clear here, and we think the fans might agree. Aside from those that were literally chanting for it in the stands, we also know our fans believe impeccable athletes deserve to be compensated for their talent.