LYON, France (KDKA) — Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored for the United States Women’s National Team against the Netherlands, winning 2-0 and capturing their second consecutive World Cup.
Shortly after their victory, USA fans in attendance began chanting “Equal pay!”
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The chant was in support of a lawsuit the team filed against U.S. Soccer in March.READ MORE: Three Victims Recovering, Suspect In Custody After Shooting In Mall Parking Lot
The women were paid less because it was believed that the men’s team brought in more revenue, but following the 2015 World Cup, women’s games began to generate more revenue than the men’s.
There have been eight women’s World Cups and the United States has won four of them.MORE NEWS: Shopping Around For Better Rates On Utilities
The United States Men’s National Team has not won a World Cup.