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Ross Houston
July 11, 2019

Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher held the World Cup trophy aloft.

Cuomo announced the news on Twitter Wednesday morning, sharing a photo of himself with the newly-singed legislation at the USWNT World Cup celebration in lower Manhattan.

Seventeen cities in the U.S.

A statue capturing the U.S. Women's World Cup victory over China was unveiled on July 10, 2019. It would also require United States sports federations to submit reports to Congress every year showing compensation data by race and gender.

Obama had already shared his congratulations to the team, who won the final match against the Netherlands, 2-0.

The U.S. men haven't fared as well, failing even to qualify for the most recent men's World Cup in 2018.

The United States is scheduled to host the 2026 men's World Cup in conjunction with Mexico and Canada. After touching down at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, players shared a toast and sang "We Are the Champions". The men's French team got $38 million for winning past year.

Fresh off of their ticker tape parade in New York City, the World Cup-winning US Women's National Soccer Team hit up the ESPY Awards, where they took home the honor for Best Team. But if the US men had accomplished the same feat, each of them would have earned more than $1.1 million. But if they'd been eligible for the same bonuses as the US men, they'd have raked in $550,000.

The U.S. men's team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, held in Russian Federation, and will attempt to make the field for the 2022 tournament, to be held in Qatar.

USA women's soccer team player Megan Rapinoe (ruh-PEE'-noh) says she "couldn't be more proud to be a co-captain".

The U.S. women's national team has received some powerful backing in the fight for equal pay.

The compensation issue was on the minds of fans in the crowd at Wednesday's parade salute to the women's championship team. "And together I believe we can get this done". Just like so many other Americans do when they come of age, ticker-tape parades even got their own vehicle. "As a woman, I really feel strongly that they should be paid equally".

FOX4 will live stream the parade in the video player above. "Why not in the sports arena, as well?" They deserve to win that like they've won four World Cup titles. What's more, while the US women's team split the World Cup championship prize money of $4 million in 2019, the French men's team divided up a total of $38 million in prize money (well over $1 million per player) for winning the World Cup title in 2018.

The women's earning power also extends to merchandise.

"This is how I want my daughters to see what women can do and what women should be", said Gabrielle Blecher, 49, of Brooklyn, a mother of daughters aged 11 and 13, who works in an office along the parade route.

Carlos Cordeiro, president of U.S. Soccer, acknowledged the tension in his speech at the parade. The USSF and the USWNT agreed to enter mediation after the World Cup in hopes of working out their differences.

"They did this kind of combination package to get people to watch the men's game because they knew that people were going to come and watch the women", says Narcotta-Welp. They were followed by stars like Jesse Owens, the first African American athlete to be celebrated with a ticker-tape parade, and Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to earn a ticker-tape parade, for her feat as the first woman to swim the English Channel.

Federal funds will be absolutely essential for the 2026 World Cup given that host cities are asking for federal aid to provide proper infrastructure and security and that the State Department is coordinating worldwide travel for Federation Internationale de Football Association officials. According to Narcotta-Welp, FIFA won't take U.S. Soccer seriously until it fields a formidable men's team that can compete on the global stage.

Garret Prather brought his newborn son "to celebrate how the American women made us proud on and off the field".

A bipartisan resolution was introduced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Yet as Team USA itself and many others have pointed out, the world's best female soccer players are not paid almost as much as their male equivalents in soccer or any other major sport.

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