In 90 minutes, the U.S. Women’s National Team accomplished something on Tuesday that it’s taken almost two decades for the U.S. Men’s National Team to do. Score 13 goals.
With the USWNT’s stunning 13-0 win over Thailand in the first game in Group F at the 2019 World Cup, the USWNT equaled and then overtook the USMNT, which has only scored 12 goals at the World Cup since 2002.
Of course, it’s different competition and the difference between the USWNT and Thailand at a World Cup isn’t comparable. But the absolute beatdown put on by the USWNT only furthers the players aim of being paid not only equally, but fairly.
Considering the USWNT has been far more successful than the men’s national team in recent years, I’d say that Tuesday represented another milestone marker in the women’s squad’s quest for equality.