Megan Rapinoe Wants to Work with US Soccer in the Fight for Equal Pay

  • Published on Jul 16, 2019
  • Megan Rapinoe talks about the pressure to win the World Cup, the fight for equal pay and the victory parade of the United States women's national soccer team.
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  • Danial Shafiq
    Danial Shafiq 2 days ago

    If that’s the case, male pornstars should be paid equally as the female pornstars

  • Steve Andress
    Steve Andress 3 days ago

    Umm revenue?

  • Bruh Zebra
    Bruh Zebra 6 days ago

    It’s called men’s team for a reason

  • Ex Popham
    Ex Popham 11 days ago

    US Women get payed a higher percentage of the revenue than the men. So yes you’re paying paid equally

  • The Man
    The Man 12 days ago

    Why are the women being payed less than the men?
    There is no ”mens soccer” or any other ”mens sport”. Those leagues are just the leagues open for everyone, no matter if you are man, woman, under 18 years old, blind, paraplegic etc. There are however a number of leagues open to you only if you fullfill certain specific criteria, such as a U18 league, womens league, paralympics etc.
    If you want equal pay, take a spot on the roster of the one big league that is open to anyone - the so called ”mens league”.
    I can’t believe noone told you about this before...

  • Liquid
    Liquid 14 days ago

    They should have had Sue Bird on with her, that would be a fun interview!

  • Shakiba Mehdizadeh
    Shakiba Mehdizadeh 14 days ago

    Equal pay for women✊

    • Counter Striker
      Counter Striker 14 days ago +1

      Shakiba Mehdizadeh 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 make sure your skills are up to par with men then idiot. If women were better they’d bring in more money which would lead them to get paid more but they suck ass and should stick to cooking and cleaning.

  • Kevin Doyle
    Kevin Doyle 17 days ago

    Fuckin losers

  • Rico S
    Rico S 17 days ago +1

    Thailand didn't even know there team was in the World Cup

  • johnekizomba
    johnekizomba 21 day ago +4

    Draw and equal crowd and corresponding revenue then we'll talk, otherwise the 14 year old boys team who beat the woman's champion team gets paid more than the women.

  • Xtoriez Novel
    Xtoriez Novel 21 day ago +1

    Time for a reminder on Seth Liars: 1. Trump is not a racist. The "cages" on the border are always open, illegals can return to their own country, or another country of their choice, any time they want. Also, anyone is allowed into Trump's casinos and not just Germans with blonde hair and blue eyes. 2. If the Russians had meddled in our elections they would have taken over or benefitted in some way back in 2017. They didn't. All people are innocent until proven guilty, not, Let's impeach him anyway, regardless. Trump defending himself is not obstruction of justice!

  • Craig Herman
    Craig Herman 25 days ago

    +100 on the day drinking with Megan for sure!! Not sure she could hang with Seth though. They should go 1 for 1, Take a drink then take a kick!

  • vbictor90
    vbictor90 26 days ago


  • jason seiler
    jason seiler 26 days ago


  • IceFoxx
    IceFoxx 26 days ago

    She is gorgeous

  • Tim Marshall
    Tim Marshall 27 days ago

    If the sport pulls the same revenue then yep equal pay or to put it another way, equal percentage or equal dividend otherwise they bankrupt the sport and deprive the folks who work behind the scenes of funds to feed their families.
    If the sports have vastly different takings when averaged out over a year then this request for "equal" is like the star of an independent film saying they want 10 million from a 5.milliondollar budget film because Ben Affleck once got 10 million.

  • Aman beniwal
    Aman beniwal 27 days ago +1

    Kylie Jenner just became the fastest billionaire in the world
    So it's clear being Rich is subjective to a Number of issues .
    Women unfortunately have more to offer in fashion industry than sports ,as hollow as it sounds it's true.

  • Frank Crooker
    Frank Crooker 27 days ago

    Anti American.
    She can leave anytime.
    So I guess the boys 15 and under soccer team from Dallas deserves to be paid a lot of money as well for playing a kids game that nobody cares about. I mean equal rights and equality applies to everyone right ? Regardless of sex.

  • Dylan 1999
    Dylan 1999 28 days ago

    Women get 20% of the revenue they generate while the men only get 8%.. How's the for equal pay??..

    MARC FLETCH 28 days ago

    Pathetic. Already paid 3x more re % revenue than memos soccer. Being in the revenue then MAYBE you may find the/$$$$$, or do you just want charity? Also mens soccer is faster & more entertaining. Sorry if the Truth hurts but its True.
    You can't get paid "equal" if you don't bring in EQUAL revenue. Step it up but please, just for starters STOP POLITIZISING SPORT!
    Let's see, beaten by an Under 15 school boys soccer team. Let's give them some of your Pay!!!!

    MARC FLETCH 28 days ago


  • gray73
    gray73 28 days ago

    I'm offended by her getting on her knees and sucking the dicks of he same black thugs that make it impossible for gay football players to come out.

  • Hudson Deck
    Hudson Deck 28 days ago

    It’s not going to happen

  • Cela McPherson
    Cela McPherson 28 days ago +1

    Great athlete, well spoken, well dressed, bad ass! I'm in love ❤️ Megan I'm a lesbian way to represent 🏳️‍🌈

  • Michael Steven
    Michael Steven 28 days ago

    Fame has already poisoned Rapinoe. Look her giving life inspiring commentary from a disgruntled leftist who kicks a ball ... The funny thing is that she really believes her own bullshit!! Lol !!

  • Elaine Ferry
    Elaine Ferry 29 days ago

    So proud she dumped tRump

  • Elaine Ferry
    Elaine Ferry 29 days ago +2

    WOW! Suit, classy woman

  • Marcio Coelho
    Marcio Coelho 29 days ago

    I'm all for the women's team, but this equal pay thing is BS. Said pay is based on the amount of revenue generated by the tournament, and you just cannot compare the women's to the men's. The whole movement is plain wishful thinking. Sorry.

    • Marcio Coelho
      Marcio Coelho 28 days ago

      @M Jenci I meant in terms of World Cup in general. But I see your point.

    • M Jenci
      M Jenci 28 days ago

      In the USA the women generate WAY more money than the men but get paid less. Notice they were not just talking about FIFA but the USA internal leagues. So by your own logic the local USA women teams should be paid more, but should not when competing internationally. Men's soccer in USA is a joke.

  • miss2369
    miss2369 29 days ago


  • milan awal
    milan awal 29 days ago

    Many viewers watched this women world cup not because of quality but because they are women (so that girls are encouraged to play football) and most of them are Americans because they are playing and favourite of the tournament as these girls think the have conquered the beautiful game..they are digging their own downfall..most of the football fans are lets see how many viewers you can get with your shity football and arrogant behaviour.

  • Robert James
    Robert James 29 days ago

    All of a sudden liberals care not only about the world cup but the women's world cup in the US. I mean, good for them for winning, but they aren't going to be paid as much as men because men bring in more money than they do. Nothing sexist about it. Men are just more athletic and bring in more money per game. I mean, imagine an all black male basketball team compared to an all white male team. The white men would lose every game. There are racial and gender differences, that is reality. Liberals, ACCEPT REALITY!!!!

  • Harshit Madan
    Harshit Madan 29 days ago +1

    They don't generate equal revenue. They don't deserve equal pay.

    • Jammzy
      Jammzy 28 days ago

      Just be yourself, it's 2019. Being gay is totally fine. You'll feel better.

  • carl watson
    carl watson 29 days ago +1

    Equal pay? Maybe for equal work. Maybe this woman should try playing centre forward in men's football in Europe.

  • Katy Wardle
    Katy Wardle 29 days ago +1


  • Norman Kelley
    Norman Kelley Month ago

    She's funny and fun.

  • crldnlc
    crldnlc Month ago +1

    OK Megan, where is the money supposed to come from? Just pull it out of the sky?…

  • Rosaedora
    Rosaedora Month ago +1

    she is so f*$#@ing hot

  • MolfzartC0inz92
    MolfzartC0inz92 Month ago

    Umm you people are all fuckin ignorant. THE WOMEN MAKE MORE THAN MEN!!! This woman is a goddam liar and a cheat. She is already making millions, take a fucking breather. Sorry that not as many people watch woman's soccer than men's and the revenue is no where even close. Woman make 13% of the 75 Million in revenue they bring in while the men take in a much less 9%, but they generate about 4-6 BILLION with a B, per world cup. This literally is proof of how retarded this purple haired idiot is, and I am dumbfounded that people are falling for this. LOOK AT THE FUCKING NUMERS. Where on earth is money going to come from to pay these clowns??? Lord help us...

  • The Wiedźmin
    The Wiedźmin Month ago

    Math people math!
    You generate more money and sponsors you will earn more money...It's fucking simple. don't make stupid arguments just for the sake of politics!

  • Adam
    Adam Month ago

    Sorry, but women's football is just not as exhilarating as watching the men play.

    The US didnt win the World Cup, France did. Thy beat Croatia 4-2 in 2018.

    • Bradley Owusu
      Bradley Owusu Month ago

      Adam they get payed by the US soccer federation and she wants equal pay or whatever

  • Bella Dodds
    Bella Dodds Month ago +10

    She's my new girl crush.

  • Xe M
    Xe M Month ago

    WTF happened to her at Jimmy Kimmel's?

  • First Last
    First Last Month ago +3

    The pay shouldn’t be equal. There’s not one reason why the USA Men’s and Women’s soccer team should be paid equally. They are not equal. Maybe if the men ever have a team that isn’t complete garbage then equal pay could be discussed. The woman earn their pay. The men are an embarrassment to USA sports, they haven’t earned a dime.

  • lfdiaz 987
    lfdiaz 987 Month ago +1

    This is what they need to understand.... your teams, your clubs, your games overall do NOT get anywhere close to the revenue the men's games make. Simple as that. You cant be payed the same as the men if your club doesnt have the money a club like Man U has. That's like a man earning 5k per week for working an actual corporation and you wanting the same wage working at a local cafe. It just ain't happening if your own business ain't making that much

    • James Sylvester
      James Sylvester Month ago

      The issue is not what FIFA awarded France or Croatia. The issue is not what men in the MLS are paid vs. what women in the NWSL are paid. The issue is how USSF compensates the USWNT and the USMNT when the women have (after 2015) earned more for the USSF than the men. But comparing revenue is the easy part. Comparing the salary & benefits USSF pays their two teams is much harder.

  • dutchboyslim
    dutchboyslim Month ago

    I wonder if she will accept a pay cut to execute actual equal pay. I doubt it.

  • Mike Regan
    Mike Regan Month ago

    I'd be curious to see what, if any, the wage disparity is, _as a percentage of revenue._

  • jane haviland
    jane haviland Month ago +2

    oopsie i’m very much in love with her

  • Cυlтυяє
    Cυlтυяє Month ago +1

    Women bring in 100 million and the men bring in 6 billion and the women get more of a percentage then the men make so there’s the facts you do with it what you want

    • James Sylvester
      James Sylvester Month ago

      Now do just what the USWNT brings in for their employer (USSF) since 2015 and compare that to what the USMNT has brought in for the same employer over the same time period. (Hint: the women have brought in more.) But that's the easy part -- comparing revenue. Comparing compensation & benefits paid the two teams is harder.

  • wattylol
    wattylol Month ago

    She’s a fucking idiot and women footballers do not deserve or warrant equal pay

  • R1980100
    R1980100 Month ago

    This Dyke's 15 min. of fame is about up, Thankfully. She's set women's soccer back 20 years pushing her agenda.

  • Political Boy
    Political Boy Month ago

    Damn her

  • The Giant Killers
    The Giant Killers Month ago

    While there's no doubt the USWNT should be paid the same as the mens team in terms of appearance money, there's no way the womens teams at a world cup should get paid the same as the mens. the men get 7% revenue from a tournament that generates $6 Billion in 2018. The women get 14% from a tournament that generates £200 million. Simple solution is for FIFA to split into two distinct organisations and have mens FIFA and womens FIFA independently. Then it's up to women's FIFA to set it's own structures based on what it's worth.

    • Ultimate Paine
      Ultimate Paine Month ago

      The Giant Killers they technically are paid the same. If they both played 20 matches and lost all of them they would be paid the same, 100,000 each. However if the men only won a few of their matches they have a chance to make more money. Here's why: the women signed a CBA where they would get guaranteed salaries and small bonuses for winning, the men choose to get paid in bonuses only.

  • girlfromthecenteroftheuniverse

    Confident, classy, intelligent, passionate

    • Counter Striker
      Counter Striker 14 days ago

      girlfromthecenteroftheuniverse yeah stomping on the flag you just won the championship for is really classy.

  • JayN01a
    JayN01a Month ago +3

    She looks damn good in that suit! #fanning

    • jane haviland
      jane haviland Month ago +1

      JayN01a i feel like she looks so damn good in EVERYTHING 😂😂

  • KavaKavana
    KavaKavana Month ago +1

    Totall badass

  • King Amen-Tut-Ankh
    King Amen-Tut-Ankh Month ago

    She doesn’t understand simple economics so let break this down
    1 . Women’s soccer is no where near as popular as men’s which men’s less money to be handed to its players
    2. If using the title over economic logic then this is the very same team that lost to a group of 15 year old boys soccer team .. so equal pay by title how these 15 year old boys should even be making more money then the women .. thank god she plays sports and isn’t in business

  • James Berton
    James Berton Month ago +1

    Women are playing soccer? Well...I say, Let 'em!

  • Alal Esc
    Alal Esc Month ago

    the USMNT "paid" to win this cup! After the group stage in every game they got nonexistent penalties in their favor?! When the other teams had a penalty in their favor against the US they weren't called?! Spain should have won that game because they score a goal and the USWNT were giving 2 non-penalty kicks!? I had never seen this in my life where a football team women/men win a world cup by advancing in every game with penalties in their favor even in the final?! This wasn't legal.

  • G Sterling
    G Sterling Month ago

    Quite the conundrum. When lives are on the line (military, police, firefighter) we are told that women are every bit as physically capable as men. But when it comes to the folly of children's playground games (running, socccer, etc.) suddenly women can't compete with men. Strange days indeed.....

  • MrBrachiatingApe
    MrBrachiatingApe Month ago +1

    Megan Rapinoe should be ashamed: she's spreading the stereotype that women can't do math. Seriously, have some self-respect and learn statistics, percentages and how profit works.

    • MrBrachiatingApe
      MrBrachiatingApe Month ago

      @Randy Wein Dandy, and I'm delighted you actually got the joke. Very few do.
      And Mr. Wein, please comment further only after you've learned another tone of discourse; whining at my silly choice of names and trying desperately to be witty at my expense doesn't do a thing.
      (P.S. I'm sure you understand that ad hominems won't change anybody's mind. Do you think there is only one shining True Faith here, and that all dissent is heresy? Or are you just so tribal in your sociopolitical leanings that you never bothered to consider the alternative positions?)

    • Randy Wein
      Randy Wein Month ago

      Mr. Ape: Please comment further only after you have further evolved. BTW, the only brachiators among the great apes are female orangutans. How's your math?

  • Edgar Martínez
    Edgar Martínez Month ago

    GTFOH! You even stepped on your nation's flag, yet you dare to demand more money! Shame on you!

  • John Cooper
    John Cooper Month ago

    She is the ultimate female sports hero and roll model. She is funny and cute in addition to being a badass on the field. My 20-yo daughter is not a sports person but I hope she turns out with the character and poise of this woman.

    • M DC
      M DC Month ago

      Thank you for specifying "Female" sports hero.

  • AmandaGirlyGirl13
    AmandaGirlyGirl13 Month ago

    America lost to Trinidad and Tobago 1-2 !!!! (to be fair, they were playing TWO countries at the same time not one) Even if they were both the size of Chattanooga .... combined.

  • Maga Man
    Maga Man Month ago Here is why she will NEVER get paid what she wants.

  • David Alves
    David Alves Month ago

    Actually the women's team get a higher percentage of the profits then the men, so technically they get paid a higher share then the men's team the issue is they need to bring in more revenue. So all you bleeding hearts that are supporting her need to guy buy tickets and merch or your just being fake

  • DonkeyDelux
    DonkeyDelux Month ago +1

    People are confused by the interview, which I can understand, US women should be paid a higher percentage then men since they have much higher revenue. But this does not apply to the entire world, a lot of people seem to have gotten confused between those 2 things. As for Megan, I never heard her talk before this interview, and she seems like a fucking chill person so yeah.

  • Name101
    Name101 Month ago

    she needs a reality check tbh, you can't even been a bunch of 15 year olds like bruh 🤦

  • Emma H
    Emma H Month ago +1

    She's so damn likeable that it's hilarious to see how many bitter people dislike her. So happy for her and the team!

    • Emma H
      Emma H Month ago

      @M DC Nope, it's a fact. Guess you fit in the bitterness category I mentioned.

    • EST
      EST Month ago

      I know right! She's crazy entertaining to watch on the field but now she's hilarious off the field too. GOAT.

    • M DC
      M DC Month ago

      that's your opinion

  • Johnny Mack
    Johnny Mack Month ago

    I literally, have zero respect for a chick, demanding equal rights, when in 2017, her team lost 5-2, to a boys team in junior high......being dallas F.C. U15......JUNIOR HIGH.........LMAO

  • Gyrene_asea
    Gyrene_asea Month ago +47

    This person is very cool. Accomplished in so many ways, and channels David Bowie like no other. Such style. No golf clap here, full ROAR of appreciation!!

  • Manuela Moraes
    Manuela Moraes Month ago


  • CREvoTheGreat
    CREvoTheGreat Month ago +1

    ugly mutton dressed as lamb......the trans players in the next "womens" wc will be more feminine n attractive that this person....
    theyll even beat the local under 15s boys team.....

  • nmc400
    nmc400 Month ago

    The mens team should identify as women and enter the womens world cup and utterly decimate everyone. Once the womens team can beat a group of 15 yr old boys ill watch.

  • Richard Head111
    Richard Head111 Month ago

    She is an unhinged bulldyke good luck with that.

  • Miguel Lopez
    Miguel Lopez Month ago

    She gives out a bitchy, complainer, girl vibe.

    Like the one who when a guy ask for a number she screams, calls the police, and accuses of rape.