Equal Play. The USWNT Tackles Its Next Quest

The celebration of the Women’s World Cup soccer championship shifts this week from France to New York City. On Wednesday, the USWNT will be honored with a ticker tape parade and keys to the city, following its 2-0 win over the Netherlands in Sunday’s final in France. But amid the celebration, the women now turn their focus back to a more serious matter. A gender discrimination lawsuit, filed before the tournament, demands pay equal to that of their male counterparts. And legions of USWNT supporters say a fourth Women’s World Cup title makes the case even stronger. Equal pay In the stadium near Lyon, France, on Sunday, it didn’t take long for the pivot. From joy to indignation. As U.S. players hugged and celebrated their hard-earned victory over a tough Dutch team, c...

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