The men made it to the Round of 16 in the World Cup. They are ranked 30th in the world. Um… They… play… with so much… passion.
EDIT: There seems to be some confusion, so I’ll add this part: “Well, we actually broke the record for the most-watched soccer game in the history of America, between men or women. We’ve brought in, what, $17 million this past year, while the men lost $2 million in profit for the federation this last year”
Also, this is a federal complaint accusing U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination comparing to the United States men’s national soccer team. Not abt all sports in all countries
But really it’s more about how it affected the next game. Fast-forward to the Germany game. My midfield is fading a little bit. And we have to decide who we put in. I said to my assistants, ‘You know, we need a “bitch”: Get Kelley.’ And I called Kelley to make sure I could say that about her. She’s an absolute sweetheart, but she’s a fierce competitor and in that moment we needed some grit-in-your-s—, let’s-get-it-done ladies. So I put her in the game, and freaking five minutes later, she scores a goal.
Jill Ellis, explaining her decision to put Kelley O’Hara in the semifinal match against Germany in the 2015 World Cup.
“ What makes you a true football fan is that you put the beautiful game above everything. Support your team till you die. Never forget your players and their contributions. Appreciate the better performer, even if it is a rival.
“The filing, citing figures from the USSF’s 2015 financial report, says that despite the women’s team generating nearly $20 million more revenue last year than the U.S. men’s team, the women are paid about a quarter of what the men earn.
The pay for playing in the World Cup is also greatly disparate, according to the figures. The U.S. women received a team total of $2 million when it won the World Cup last year in Canada. Yet when the U.S. men played in the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, the team earned a total of $9 million despite going just 1-2-1 and being knocked out in the round of 16.”
“When I’ve got two daughters who are tall and gorgeous and athletic, for them to know that they’ve got a whole bunch of people ahead of them who are doing great stuff, it empowers them and it makes me feel very proud to be with these outstanding young women.” —President Obama