Damn! These women are badass!
Courtesy of Reuters:
The United States won a record-extending fourth women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday as second-half goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle confirmed their status as the leading power in the women’s game.
The defending champions struggled to gain dominance for an hour before a Rapinoe penalty, her sixth goal of the tournament, broke the deadlock and a fine individual effort from Lavelle in the 69th minute put the outcome beyond doubt.
The Dutch, who are the European champions, ran out of steam after Rapinoe opened the scoring in the 61st minute, having done more than any team to frustrate the Americans.
A perfect occasion for Rapinoe, whose outspoken views have been prominent especially on the pay disparity between men and women players, was capped when FIFA chief Gianni Infantino was greeted with chants of “equal pay, equal pay” by American fans.
There have been eight total Women’s World Cups. Here’s how @USWNT has performed in each of them:
U.S. Men’s National Team:
Tell me again why the U.S. Women’s National Team is paid less?#USAvNED
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) July 7, 2019
Somebody needs to pay these women, and pay these women now!
Of course, Rapinoe has received a lot of attention recently due to her online battle with Donald Trump.
Which leads me to this live report that Fox News did from a bar in France right after the US teams victory.
— Sara Pearl (@skenigsberg) July 7, 2019
Somehow I think that Megan Rapinoe would be very pleased with that response.
Update: I think this belongs here.