The tea has been spilt! USWNT’s World Cup win speaks volumes
The United States Women’s National Team are the back-to-back World Cup Champs!
Let’s state the obvious here people: they are the most BADASS people on the planet. Not most badass women, they are simply some BADASS MOTHAS.
Seriously try and name a more badass group of people on the planet right now. And the Amazon’s from Wonder Woman don’t count because they’re fictional.
What this team has done is unlike anything we have seen before because they are changing the world beyond soccer.
Let’s start by stating what has happened.
What we have seen:
We are going to look back and tell our children little boys were wearing an Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz jersey and they saw nothing weird about it, and neither should we.
I met these two awesome kids at Wash Park. They re-enacted the penalty kick save and cheered Alex Morgan’s b-day. Keep on inspiring the next generation, @USWNT @alexmorgan13 @julieertz pic.twitter.com/7zMEUpDWaf
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) July 2, 2019
We are going to look back and remember Megan Rapinoe for not only what she has done on the field, but the call to action she is asking everyone to do off the field.
“We have to be better. We have to love more, hate less. We gotta listen more and talk less. We gotta know that this is everybody’s responsibility… it’s our responsibility to make this world a better place.”
This is a time where the USWNT is going to court pursuing a federal lawsuit against U.S. Soccer Federation, their employer, alleging they are paid less than the men’s team and not given the same opportunities.
And damn, I think they’ve proven their worth on this field.
In just their game against Thailand in the World Cup they scored 13 goals. The men’s team had scored that many goals over the course of 379 days.
Cue Kermit the frog.
Better yet, cue Alex Morgan getting the go-ahead goal vs. England.
This is a time where young girls are watching this and realizing not only that they can celebrate goals and victories just like the boys. They’re realizing they can compete on and off the field with the boys.
The time to shine, not “Dare to Shine,” just SHINE, is now.
This is a time where the US Women’s Jersey is the #1 soccer jersey, men’s or women’s sold on Nike.com in one season.
Let that sink in.
How about some more revenue fire power on why these women deserve equal pay?
The second hottest ticket in sports was the USA vs. France. Coming in at $11,398 according to Vivid Seat.
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The USWNT has outperformed the USA men’s team…
-FIFA World Cup Champs 2019
-FIFA World Cup Champs 2015
-FIFA World Cup Runner Up 2011
-FIFA World Cup Champs 1999
-FIFA World Cup Champs 1991
-Olympic Gold Medal 2012
-Olympic Gold Medal 2008
-Olympic Gold Medal 2004
-Olympic Gold Medal 1996
The 13 Goals the women’s team scored in the 2019 World Cup Opening Game could be compared to the men’s World Cup 12 goals scored in 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups.
Again, the 13 was just in ONE GAME from the ladies.
Yet the men are making three times the amount compared to the women.
Furthermore, the 2019 FIFA Women’s final outdrew the 2018 FIFA Men’s final in the United States.
I don’t have to plead the case of why this extraordinary group of women deserve more.
The facts are there.
And ladies and gentlemen, these women are just getting started. I predicted that what these women will do off the field is going to be more impactful than what they do on it.
What we will see:
We will see equal pay and it will be because of this team.
We will see this team not go to the White House, but rather, they will go to the U.S. Capitol.
They will make changes for not only their team’s pay, but for women in general.
And Rapinoe has stated in an interview with Anderson Cooper that she DOES want to go to the Capitol.
“So yes to AOC, yes to Nancy Pelosi, yes to the bipartisan Congress, yes to Chuck Schumer — yes to anyone else that wants to invite us and have a real substantive conversation, and that believes in the same things that we believe in.”
We will see continued support for the women’s game all year round and not just for 23 players once every four years.
— Budweiser (@budweiserusa) July 7, 2019
We will see more support for other women’s sports.
We will see more women and men celebrating women.
We will see even higher TV ratings come the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic games. It’s only a short 54 weeks away, the timing for this team couldn’t be better!
We will see CHANGE.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 10, 2019
This team is only getting started and I don’t know what you think, but (wo)man, I can not wait to see what they do next.
BRING IT ON!