US women’s soccer equal pay victory decades in the making


              FILE - Briana Scurry, from left, former member of the U.S. Women's National Team, Margaret 'Midge' Purce, member of the U.S. Women's National Team, Kelley O'Hara, member of the U.S. Women's National Team, Julie Foudy, former member of the U.S. Women's National Team, and Cindy Parlow Cone, President of U.S. Soccer, pose for a photo with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., before an event to celebrate Equal Pay Day and Women's History Month in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 15, 2022, in Washington.  The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
            
              FILE - In this July 13, 2016, file photo, former U.S. soccer player Abby Wambach accepts an icon award at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
            
              FILE - The United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, July 7, 2019. The U.S. Soccer Federation agreed to landmark collective bargaining agreements with its men's and women's teams, equalizing compensation for the first time.The CBAs announced Wednesday, May 18, 2022, run through 2028. The USSF is the first national governing body to promise both sexes matching money. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
US women’s soccer equal pay victory decades in the making