Will the US Women's World Cup win lead to equal pay?
I believe wages will deservedly increase for women playing on the national team. However, I don’t see much changing for women playing professional soccer at the club level (yet). Professional soccer is a business and the revenues generated are not where they need to be. However, the NWSL is performing much better than the defunct WPS. ESPN recently committed to airing 14 league matches and Budweiser signed on as the official beer sponsor. The NWSL needs more support like this, as well as more fans attending games and supporting their teams. I hope to see it. What the US Women’s team have done in World Cups and their influence on the sport worldwide should be commended.
I believe it will mean equal pay for Women Soccer soon. I don't think that it will accelerate equal pay for all industries. However, I do believe it has had a positive impact across industries. I think the US Women Soccer team has inspired many to take a stance for pay equity. I hope the momentum continues.