At the ESPY event after getting the prize for the finest female athlete Alex morgan started talking about gender parity in sports and that she believes that even after the world cup the gender parity keeps continuing.
She thanked the ESPN for the award and also she thanked them for investing in the women’s team. She told that she enjoyed her victory but what’s more important is the professional league an that it needs to be focused so it can grow.
“Thanks a lot to ESPN for this award and also a big thank you for devoting in the [National Women’s Soccer League]. With our new TV deal, we obviously enjoy the triumph on the biggest stage, but when the World Cup is behind us, it is the professional league that we need to unceasingly lift up and grow,” she said.
Moreover, she also added that the funds in women and girls should not be limited to the playing grounds but other stories of women should also be encouraged and investments should also be made into them.
“Investment in women and girls should not only occur on the playing field but in more storytelling of badass, amazing women who continue to show that we are more than just athletes,” Morgan added.
On Wednesday earlier this week, a bill was signed that states the gender salary parity. The democrat Andrew Cuomo who signed the bill said that soccer players should be salaried the same rather it be a man or women.
Another bill was presented by the U.S Sen Joe Manchin. The bill is supposed to block the funding for men’s world cup in 2026 until equal funds are provided for the women’s team by the U.S Soccer Federation also until both the team’s men’s and women get equally salaried.
The democrat DE Blasio presented the men team with the symbolic key’s at the city hall saying it “ brought them together “ and “ presented us so much to make us confident”
The crowd started chanting for equal pay and then President Cordiero said that women deserved to be paid equally and that he believes we can get this done.”