Senator Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would prevent the federal government from supporting the 2026 FIFA World Cup until the United States Football Association agrees to equal pay for its men's and women's national team. 19659002] "No federal funds must be granted or otherwise made available to support the World Cup in 2026, including support for a host city, a participating state, or a local agency, the United States Soccer Federation, the Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Federation Football (CONCACAF), or the Federation of Football Association (FIFA), until the date the US Football Association agrees to provide fair wages, "the bill reads.
In March, 28 members of the American women's national team filed a lawsuit against the American Football Federation accusing American football of gender discrimination.
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After the finals, the crowd at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon rang "equal pay" during post-match celebration.
Manchin received a letter from West Virginia's football colleague Nikki Izzo-Brown about the equal pay discussion, prompting Manchin to propose the bill.
"The clear unequal pay between the American men's and women's soccer teams is unacceptable, and I am glad that the American women's football team's latest victory leads to public struggle," says Manchin in a statement. "They are the best in the world deserves to be paid accordingly. "
Within moments of the final whistle on Sunday, a spokesman for the American Women's Association published a statement that contravened the 2-0 victory and all that went with It was further evidence on the fact that men's and women's national teams were to be paid equally.
"At this moment of tremendous pride for America, the sad equation remains too clear and the Americans will not stand it anymore", the statement read. "These athletes generate more revenue and get higher TV ratings, but get paid less just because they are women. It is time for the federation to correct this inequality for everyone. "
The Wall Street Journal reported on the evening of the First American knockout round game, such as US Soccer and representatives of the 28 players involved in the ongoing trial has agreed to mediate that will begin as soon as possible after the World Cup.
Players postponed their legal representation throughout the tournament that they preferred to focus on football, but they did not miss the audience's reaction Sunday's importance.
" It's cool, because if we don't get to the final and of course win the final, that chant might not be chanted, says Tobin Heath. "So I believe in many ways that this team has been, I suppose you could call it, a single fate of this struggle for equal pay.
" I think this is our responsibility and that is something we love to do. "
Information from Reuters was used in this story.