US women’s soccer team honored at The ESPYS

Kimberly Dole
July 11, 2019 - 11:14 am

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (1010 WINS/AP) -- The U.S. women’s national soccer team celebrated its Women’s World Cup victory on both coasts Wednesday, honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City then jetting to the West Coast to collect trophies at The ESPYS.

The USWNST won for best team which was announced by Sandra Bullock, saying, “All those in favor of equal pay say aye.”

Alex Morgan won female athlete of the year.

“Sorry, but this is probably the second-best trophy we won this week,” Morgan joked.

She also thanked ESPN for its recent deal to televise NWSL games.

“When the World Cup is behind us, it is the professional league that we need to continually lift up and grow,” Morgan said. “Investment in women and girls should not only occur on the playing fields but in more storytelling of badass, amazing women who continue to show that we are more than just athletes.”

Currentyl, the U.S. women’s team is suing to receive pay equal to their male counterparts.

“Keep fighting for equality,” Billie Jean King told the team from the stage earlier in the show.

Carli Lloyd informed the crowd the team had its hair and makeup done during the flight from New York.

“We look pretty fabulous, I think,” she said.

Lloyd added, “It’s been an incredible journey. Here’s to the next World Cup.”

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