Megan Rapinoehas spoken out after following the news that the US Women's National Team and the US Soccer Federation were unable to find a resolution in the equal pay dispute.
Rapinoe and Christian Press, co-captains of the American side, made their feelings clear in a televised interview with NBC News. Rapinoe, the outspoken critic of Donald Trump and World Cup star, said:
When they’re ready to have a serious conversation about equal pay I think the conversations will go better, we didn’t feel like they were there or willing to get there.
I think, unfortunately, it was just the concept of paying us equally, we never even got past that. We were very hopeful in our discussions with them that they were going to take our proposals and our position seriously which is simply that every game that we play we get compensated the same way that a man would for playing or winning that game. And it broke down right there.
The equal pay mediation breaking down is bad news for equality in the American game and hopefully there will be some progress in the near future.
"When they're ready to have a serious conversation about equal pay I think conversations will go better," says U.S.… https://t.co/y0OFvtw5UQ