How the U.S. Women's World Cup win became political

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Published on 9 Jul 2019, 22:21
The U.S. women’s national soccer team’s word cup win has inspired not only fans, but it’s also inspired a conversation about equal pay. All 28 players filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. soccer federation, which alleges that they’re paid less than the men’s team, even though they consistently outperform them on the world stage. With the lawsuit, the team’s 4th World Cup title and Megan Rapine’s outspoken criticisms of the Trump administration, their 2019 World Cup victory is cast in a political light. Here’s how the team’s win has become political, as the president, lawmakers and 2020 hopefuls weigh in. Read more: wapo.st/2LfVHRg. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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