Rapinoe accepts Capitol invitation for USA women’s soccer

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On Monday, the New York Senator invited the U.S. Women's team to visit the upper chamber after the team won the Women's World Cup on Sunday, the Daily Mail reported.

The bill would ensure that "no Federal funds may be appropriated or otherwise made available to provide support for the 2026 World Cup" until the US Soccer Federation agrees to pay the teams' members equally.

A letter from the women's soccer coach at West Virginia University has spurred a politician to act on behalf of the United States women's national team.

Fresh off their victory at the Women's World Cup, members of the us national soccer team, along with top NBA draft pick Zion Williamson and world No. 1 golfer Brooks Koepka, will be among the attendees at The ESPYs on Wednesday. The U.S. never trailed during the tournament and beat the second, third and fourth place teams on its way the title.

Many noted the "equal pay" chants at the World Cup final, and the USWNT has been trying to force the issue for some time.

Manchin, who is from West Virginia, introduced the bill after he received a letter from West Virginia University Women's Soccer head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown which highlighted her anxious about players on her team one day making the USWNT and not getting paid the same amount as men.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says Megan Rapinoe has accepted an invitation for the US women's soccer team to celebrate its World Cup victory with a visit to Congress. "They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly".

"The clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men's and women's soccer teams is unacceptable and I'm glad the U.S. Women's Soccer Team latest victory is causing public outcry".

IRISH SINGER Sinead O'Connor has lent her support to calls for the US Women's Soccer Team to be paid more than the men's.

U.S. Soccer did not immediately return messages from CBS News.

Players deferred to their legal representation throughout the tournament, saying they preferred to focus on soccer, but they didn't miss the significance of the crowd's reaction Sunday.

"I think the conversation needs to move from, you know, are we worth it, or should we have equal pay, to what can we do now?" she said.

Information from Reuters was used in this story.

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