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US Women’s Team Crowned World Champion After 2-0 Win Over The Netherlands In World Cup Final

Starting With The Women’s World Cup The US Women’s soccer team pulled off a thrilling 2-0 victory against The Netherlands at the World Cup game in Lyon, France. The...

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Starting With The Women’s World Cup

The US Women’s soccer team pulled off a thrilling 2-0 victory against The Netherlands at the World Cup game in Lyon, France. The game ended with star player Megan Rapinoe scoring a penalty kick, which sailed right past the goalie for The Netherlands.

“We are such a proud and strong and defiant group of women. We’ve done exactly what we’ve set out to do, what we wanted to do,” Rapinoe, who has played in three World Cups, said. “Getting to play at the highest level at the World Cup is ridiculous, but to be able to couple that with everything off the field, and to back up all of those words with performances and back up those performances with words, it’s just incredible. I feel like this team is in the midst of changing the world around us, as we live. It’s an incredible feeling.”

The team’s victory came on the heels over a dispute about equal pay for male and female soccer players. The U.S. Women’s team is suing FIFA for the large pay disparity. FIFA will award $30 million to the U.S. team for winning the World Cup–but male players received $400 million for the same victory.

Chants of “Equal Pay!” could be heard as the team celebrated on the field after scoring the winning goal.

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