The argument that the female champions can draw big crowds only during World Cup years doesn’t consider the lacking investment from their governing body.
Some 1 billion people tuned in to the games this year, making the USWNT’s victory even more crucial in their upcoming legal fight for equal pay.
It’s not just about the game—these athletes are playing with something more to prove.
In a new lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, the athletes say they earn just a fraction of what their less successful male counterparts make.
Female athletes have historically received very little attention from activists and advocates for gender equality. Why?