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The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Won’t Be Silenced

"There are so many things that are bigger than soccer." Alex Morgan and the U.S. Women's Soccer Team are more than just athletes — and they won't be silent about the issues that matter to them. 👏🇺🇸

U.S. Women Athletes and their Platforms

Alex Morgan has been the face of the US women's national team for nearly netting the semifinal goal on the way to the gold medal at the London Olympics, and she's a vital figure as the U.S. team bid for an unprecedented fourth FIFA Women's World Cup #sports title, which kicks off in June 2019. “I'm not afraid to say that there are so many things that are bigger than soccer, bigger than bigger than what I do. You know I am more than an athlete.”

U.S. women’s team captain Megan Rapinoe says athletes' voices are part of a growing chorus demanding change through activism to fight for your rights. “Black Lives Matter and immigrant groups, everything sort of plays off of each other, and it’s in a swell right now, which is kind of exciting.”

Megan Rapinoe, Captain of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team is no stranger to advocating for better conditions and equality in women’s soccer. In the 2018 men’s World Cup, teams eliminated in the first round collected 8$ million reward. At the 2015 women’s World Cup, those teams collected 2$ million according to Business Insider. Rapinoe thinks when more representation and acceptance of diversity is present at the highest level, change will come more strongly. Currently, the USWNT is suing U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination on the basis of pay disparity.

The U.S. women’s national soccer team is fearless on the field, and about speaking out on feminism issues that matter to them — no matter what anyone says. Many have criticized athletes in soccer, basketball and football for speaking out about issues they’re passionate about.

Brut.

06/07/2019 12:00 PMupdated: 06/07/2019 1:14 PM
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  • Brut
    06/07/2019 13:17

    "Incremental change... is just not enough." U.S. Women's National Team Captain Megan Rapinoe wants FIFA to treat and pay their athletes equally — regardless of gender. ⚽👀9

  • Korey C.
    06/07/2019 15:24

    No I assure you. They are JUST atheletes

  • Robert W.
    06/08/2019 03:12

    Stay out of politics, you only have one job. Not happy leave!

  • Nick N.
    06/08/2019 03:23

    They wear a Jersey that dates USA,they represent us, not the rest of the world.If they can't or don't want to do that go play for a UN SPONSORED TEAM or maybe get a real job to support yourself.

  • Frank R.
    06/08/2019 03:26

    If they want to support our Nation,they should make comments that support our Nation. They should not refuse to stand for our Nation if they want to be on team. Any that want to quit the team should do it.

  • Dorothy D.
    06/08/2019 04:19

    They speak as if they are the first to speak out for change. They have forgotten all that have gone before them to break glass ceilings. They act as if they are better than anyone else. They do not speak for me!

  • Billi W.
    06/08/2019 05:08

    USA Athletes are embarrassing just like most of Hollywood 😡🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Tom F.
    06/08/2019 17:47

    If they are talking about soccer then their voice is important. For other issues they have no more credibility than anyone else. Same goes for other entertainers.

  • David C.
    06/08/2019 18:25

    All of this is Fine , UNTIL You begin to disrespect Our COUNTY! THEN, your attitude, opinion and social behavior becomes unacceptable. If you don't like how our country is treating her citizens, move to a different country. Odds are you will find that America is the best and you will return. Not that I would invite you to return... ;)

  • James Z.
    06/08/2019 18:40

    They don’t represent the US they only represent themselves and their personal agenda. Not my soccer team!

  • Steve B.
    06/08/2019 20:38

    These are the people causing their sport to fail. Just shut up and entertain us. I used to be a big fan of women’s soccer, now I will never watch.

  • Donnie P.
    06/08/2019 20:59

    I hope you get your A$$ kicked!

  • Billy P.
    06/08/2019 21:44

    Good Luck President Trumps team !

  • Kyle K.
    06/09/2019 10:19

    Gotta love all the angry people in the comments on videos like this, these athletes are fighting for themselves because no one else will, and you all who are putting them down clearly just do not understand.

  • Nicole C.
    06/09/2019 10:40

    Wow, there’s a bunch of angry white men out there....

  • Omar R.
    06/09/2019 15:19

    👏👏🇺🇸

  • Ciatlin B.
    06/09/2019 15:25

    Get it girls! ♥️

  • Nathaniel W.
    06/09/2019 15:34

    How about keeping politics out of sports and your place of work. If you want to talk about certain issues then do so away from the team.

  • William P.
    06/09/2019 18:05

    Why can't they just play soccer? Activists are suffocating society.

  • Marsha S.
    06/09/2019 20:51

    Interesting how the negative comments are from older white men 🙄