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Women's World Cup: As champions for equality, USWNT to be admired in its fight for lasting change

Lyon, France (CNN)It has been impossible to ignore the US Women's National Team in this World Cup, but so too impossible not to admire them.When many teams would have soaked up the adulation and reveled in winning the biggest prize in women's football, the USWNT regarded the aftermath of victory as the perfect platform to drive their fight for equality further forward.Almost immediately after beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the Women's World Cup final in Lyon, the players issued a statement which brought their battle for equal pay with the US Soccer Federation to the forefront of the conversation once again. "At this moment of tremendous pride for America, the sad equation remains all too clear, and Americans won't stand for it anymore. Thes ...