While watching the parade, a group of self-proclaimed soccer moms from East Brunswick, New Jersey, hometown of U.S. midfielder Heather O'Reilly, said the next hurdle for women athletes is equal pay.
"Parade first, then the money," said Lynne Dunbar, 62.
Next week in Congress, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont will introduce a resolution calling on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to immediately eliminate gender pay inequity between men and women athletes.
I mean you cannot change the fact that mens pro-soccer players make 1000x more than women but at least you could give them the same prize money for the World Cup. I know the Womens World Cup is nowhere near the world viewership of the men's but FIFA makes billions. So it would be too much of a stretch to pay them the women the same amount in winnings.