Equal pay for excellent work on the soccer field.
“They’re actually producing more than the men’s team,” said Victor Garcia, a sophomore soccer player for WVU Tech.
That’s what the women’s us team wants and for many involved with the game it’s been a long time coming.
“Equal pay is the right thing to do no matter if one team is better than the other. The Women’s Team has done great things for soccer and the whole entire world,” said Head Coach for WVU Tech Women’s team Stephanie Kot.
The US Women’s team isn’t just fighting for equal pay but they’re also fighting for a literal level playing field.
“They have to sue to be able to play on grass field because the men don’t play on turf. So they have to sue just to be able to play in the same stadiums as men,” Kot said.
“A lot of people say that womens isn’t at the level with mens. Their might be a different level but when women play, it gets competitive also,” said Victor Garcia.
What does Coach Kot tell her players who aspire to the national team?
“After the end of practice we sat down and talked about this. Because this is something that they need to know and they need to know what’s going on. Because their role models right now are fighting for them so when they want to come on the national team, everything is fair for them.”