Fans shout ‘equal pay’ moments after US women’s soccer team World Cup win

United States' Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Women's World Cup final soccer match. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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United States' Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Women's World Cup final soccer match. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Moments after the the U.S. women's team won its record fourth World Cup title Sunday night, its second in a row, fans, many dressed in red, white and blue, chanted "Equal Pay!"

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The chant is in support of the players who sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in March claiming gender discrimination.

From 2016 to 2018, the women's team has generated $50.8 million in revenue compared to $49.9 million from the men's team, CNBC reported. A female player's salary including bonuses is about 30% less than a male player.

"At this moment of tremendous pride for America, the sad equation remains all too clear, and Americans won't stand for it anymore," Molly Levinson, spokeswoman for the players in their equal pay lawsuit, told BuzzFeed News. "These athletes generate more revenue and garner higher tv ratings but get paid less simply because they are women. It is time for the Federation to correct this disparity once and for all."

The sides have agreed to mediate the lawsuit.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.