Alex Morgan & Megan Rapinoe on Winning the World Cup & Equal Pay
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Alex Morgan & Megan Rapinoe on Winning the World Cup & Equal Pay


ON SUNDAY, OUR NEXT GUESTS AND THEIR TEAMMATES KNOCKED OFF THE LANDS OF NETHER TO WENT THEIR SECOND CONSECUTIVE WORLD CUP FOR THE UNITED STATES, AND THEY CELEBRATED, TOO. PLEASE WELCOME CO-CAPTAINS OF THE TEAM, ALEX MORGAN AND MEGAN RAPINOE. ♪ ♪ [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] ♪ ♪>>Jimmy: HOW ABOUT THAT? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: THAT’S BEAUTIFUL. CONGRATULATIONS.>>THANK YOU.>>Jimmy: THANKS FOR COMING.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: IT’S KIND OF FUNNY THAT THE WORLD CUP ISN’T A CUP.>>I KNOW. WE WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO DRINKING OUT OF IT.>>Jimmy: YEAH, YOU CAN’T, THE BEST THING YOU COULD DO IS MAYBE HIT EACH OTHER OVER THE HEAD WITH IT. IS IT FUN TO WIN THE WORLD CUP? IT SEEMS LIKE IT MUST BE.>>IT’S OKAY.>>AT TIMES.>>IT’S FUN AFTER WE WIN IT. WHEN YOU’RE IN THE THICK OF IT.>>WE BETTER WIN THIS, THAT’S WHAT YOU FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU’RE IN THE THICK OF IT.>>Jimmy: YOU’RE CELEBRATING NON-STOP, IS THAT CORRECT? OR DOES IT JUST SEEM THAT WAY?>>NO, THAT IS ACTUALLY CORRECT.>>Jimmy: IS IT MORE EXHAUSTING TO PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENT OR TO CELEBRATE WINNING THE TOURNAMENT AFTER THE TOURNAMENT?>>I THINK DURING THE TOURNAMENT IT’S MORE EMOTIONALLY EXHAUSTING. AFTER WE ARE SO SLEEP DEPRIVED. IT’S PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTING.>>I’M GOING TO GO AFTER. THE RIGGERS T RIGORS WE’RE PUTT BODIES THROUGH IS NOT GOOD.>>Jimmy: YOUR HAIR SEEMS TO BE CHANGING COLOR. WHEN I FIRST SAW YOU IT WAS PINK AND NOW IT’S PURPLE ISH.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>Jimmy: WAS THAT YOUR PLAN, TO DO A DENNIS RODMAN THING?>>I DON’T HAVE A PLAN. I DYED MY HAIR PINK THE DAY BEFORE I LEFT FOR THE WORLD CUP, AND IT WAS FADING SO QUICKLY. AND I WILL TO GET MORE, THEN I TOOK IT WITH ME, AND I WAS DOING IT MYSELF.>>DIDN’T YOUR SISTER BRING IT?>>MY SISTER BROUGHT OVER A SECOND BATCH, AND IT WAS A BIT OF A MESS. FROM AFAR, WHICH IS WHERE THE CAMERA CATCHES US, IT’S OKAY. YOU CAN’T SEE THE DETAIL.>>Jimmy: IT WORKED OUT WELL I GUESS. I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS. WHY IS THE AMERICAN TEAM, YOUR TEAM, SO DOMINANT? WHY ARE YOU GUYS SO MUCH BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>LOOK AT HER.>>IT’S A GOOD QUESTION. UM.>>Jimmy: IT’S INTERESTING, ISN’T IT? I MEAN, IT’S NOT LIKE THAT WITH THE MEN’S TEAM, RIGHT? I MEAN, NOTHING AGAINST THEM, BUT IT ISN’T. THEY’RE NOT DOMINANT.>>JIMMY.>>Jimmy: I JUST WANT TO SAY, SHOW THAT CLIP FROM AFTER THE PARADE THERE AT THE RALLY.>>U.S. SOCCER HAS INVESTED MORE IN WOMEN’S SOCCER THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. AND WE WILL, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO INVEST — [ CROWD SHOUTING “EQUAL PAY” ]>>Jimmy: SO THAT’S THE PRESIDENT OF U.S. SOCCER, AND THIS HAS BECOME A BIG TOPIC OF CONVERSATION. YOU WANT EQUAL PAY, WHICH I THINK, BY THE WAY, I THINK IT’S A MISTAKE. SHOULDN’T YOU BE PAID MORE BECAUSE YOU — [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] I MEAN, REALLY, HONESTLY, I KNOW THE MEN’S TOURNAMENT IS A BIGGER UMBRELLA OVERALL, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE U.S. TEAMS, HOW MANY, HOW MANY WORLD CUPS HAS THE MEN’S TEAM WON? NONE OF THEM, RIGHT?>>WE’RE TAKING YOU TO MEDIATION WITH US.>>Jimmy: I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO MEDIATION.>>YOU’RE INVITED.>>Jimmy: I THINK I WOULD BE AN EFFECTIVE SPOKESMAN ON YOUR BEHALF.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: IS IT A SITUATION WHERE YOU WOULD CONSIDER BOYCOTTING THE NEXT WORLD CUP IF THIS IS NOT REMEDIED PROPERLY?>>I, I MEAN, WE WORKED OUR ENTIRE LIVES.>>Jimmy: YOU HAVE TO SAY YES OR ELSE YOU HAVE NO — >>NO LEVERAGE.>>Jimmy: YES, QUEER’WE’RE NOT BACK.>>WE KNOW ABOUT LEVERAGE, OKAY? WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS THAT, BUT I THINK ALSO OUR FANS AND EVERYONE IS SPEAKING FOR US ON OUR BEHALF.>>Jimmy: THAT IS NICE, THE WORLD KIND OF IS RALLYING AROUND. AND IT SEEMS LIKE THIS VICTORY CAME AT THE PERFECT TIME FOR THIS COUNTRY, DOESN’T IT? I MEAN, IT’S ALMOST, IT’S ALMOST LIKE A STORYBOOK TYPE OF THING.>>YES.>>Jimmy: IT SEEMS LIKE WE NEEDED THIS RIGHT AT THIS TIME FOR SIX DIFFERENT REASONS.>>I THINK SUCCESS HELPS DROWN OUT ALL OF THE OTHER BAD THINGS. SO.>>Jimmy: YEAH.>>WINNING HELPS EVERYTHING.>>Jimmy: YOU BEAT THAILAND 13-0. DO YOU THINK YOU’LL EVER BE ALLOWED TO GO TO THAILAND?>>THAT WAS MY BUCKET LIST.>>I HOPE SO. YEAH, BUCKET LIST.>>I THINK SO, RIGHT?>>Jimmy: I DON’T KNOW. I HAVE NO IDEA. I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY’RE FEELING ABOUT IT.>>I THINK THEY’RE OKAY.>>I THINK THEY TOOK THE LOSS AS A RESPECTFUL ONE.>>Jimmy: YOU DO. OKAY.>>YES.>>Jimmy: WHEN YOU’RE ON THE FIELD AND, YOU KNOW, REALLY JOSTLING EVERYBODY, DOES ANYBODY GO OH, SORRY, IS IT MORE POLITE THAN MEN’S SPORTS?>>NO.>>Jimmy: NO, NOT AT ALL?>>NO, IT’S MORE LIKE SORRY, NOT SORRY.>>LIKE AGAINST EACH OTHER OR OPPONENTS?>>Jimmy: AGAINST EACH OTHER. I WONDER IF THE COMPETITION, BECAUSE YOUR TEAM IS SO DOMINANT, THE COMPETITION IN THE INTERSQUAD PRACTICE IS STRONGER.>>IT’S INSANE.>>YOU KNOW WHAT THE SORRIES ARE IN PRACTICE, OH, MY GOD, I’M SORRY. YOU’VE DONE THAT 17 TIMES AND SAID SORRY IN THE EXACT SAME WAY. YOU DON’T MEAN IT.>>Jimmy: DO YOU THINK IF YOU SPLIT UP YOUR TEAM INTO TWO TEAMS YOU WOULD WIN FIRST AND SECOND PLACE?>>I MEAN, OUR TEAMMATE ALI KRIEGER SAID IT.>>WHEN MY TEAMMATE TALKS WE LISTEN, AND IT MUST BE TRUE. YEAH. YEAH.>>Jimmy: THIS IS THE COVER OF “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” THIS WEEK. DID YOU KNOW THAT? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: THAT’S PRETTY GREAT, HUH? THAT’S GOT TO BE EXCITING. WILL YOU BLOW THIS UP AND LIKE HANG IT IN YOUR HOMES?>>YEAH, ABOVE THE BED, LIKELY. JUST LIKE A FULL RIGHT THERE, NO MATTING OR ANYTHING.>>Jimmy: DID YOU GET LIKE A MILLION CALLS AND E-MAILS AND TEXTS AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU FELT LIKE YOU HAD TO RESPOND TO IN SOME WAY?>>IT WAS CRAZY.>>MY IN BOX IS HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE. IT’S OUT OF CONTROL. IT’S CAUSING ME TOTAL ANXIETY. I CAN’T EVEN LOOK AT IT.>>Jimmy: ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO LIKES TO KEEP UP — >>I’M KEEPING MY EYES UP ON MY SCREEN, IT’S SO BAD.>>PEOPLE I HAVEN’T SPOKEN TO IN YEARS. DO YOU RESPOND? LOTS OF NUMBERS WITH NO CONTACTS ATTACHED TO IT.>>Jimmy: OH, REALLY?>>LIKE THANK YOU SO MUCH, WHO IS THIS?>>Jimmy: MAYBE A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE WANT TO TELL THEIR FRIENDS THAT THEY TEXTED YOU AND YOU RESPONDED TO THEM.>>THE TAP-BACK FEATURE IN IOS RIGHT NOW IS JUST, IT’S A REAL — >>THE HEART.>>Jimmy: THE HEART IS GREAT. THE HEART IS ACTUALLY MORE USEFUL THAN THE ACTUAL HUMAN HEART.>>IT IS.>>Jimmy: SO PRESIDENT TRUMP, MEGAN, YOU QUITE FAMOUSLY SAID YOU WEREN’T INTERESTED IN VISITING THE WHITE HOUSE. HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO INVITE YOU TO THE WHITE HOUSE. HE HASN’T INVITED YOU TO THE WHITE HOUSE YET, I’M GUESSING YOU WON’T GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE IF HE DOES INVITE YOU UNLESS HE ASKS REALLY NICELY. BUT I ALSO DON’T WANT TO CHEAT YOU OUT OF THE EXPERIENCE OF VISITING THE WHITE HOUSE. SO WE’VE PREPARED SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOU. AND IF WOULD YOU GO AHEAD AND THROW OPEN THOSE CURTAINS. AND LADIES, THIS IS FOR YOU. THIS IS YOURS. THIS IS 5,000 CHICKEN NUGGETS. AND A COUPLE OF ACTORS PRETENDING TO BE SECRET SERVICE GUYS. AND I’M GOING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING. IF YOU RILEALLY ARE THE CHAMPIO WE KNOW YOU ARE, THE THREE OF US WILL EAT ALL OF THESE BEFORE THE NIGHT IS DONE.>>EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM.>>Jimmy: CONGRATULATIONS. I KNOW I’M WALKING AROUND LIKE PHIL DONOHUE OR SOMETHING. THANK YOU FOR COMING. IT’S REALLY GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE. CONGRATULATIONS. EVERYBODY’S SO HAPPY. RARELY HAVE I SEEN PEOPLE SO UNITED. IT’S FANTASTIC. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] BY THE WAY, ALEX HAS A SHOW ON ESPN PLUS. YOU CAN SEE WHAT HAPPENED BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE WORLD CUP, WHICH SEEMS LIKE IT WAS A LOT OF FUN, IT’S CALLED “THE EQUALIZER”

100 Comments

  • Angel Sapra

    I've never seen so many threatened men in my life.
    Every video of the team they're on posting about- how boys are better than girl's…and shucks stop paying the girls so much attention…the more empowered they are the less likely they are to accept my whiny ass. – If it wasn't so sad it would be funny.

  • GUESS WHO

    Womens world cup started 30 years ago. Mens world cup has almost been 100 years. Womens world cup only plays with 24 teams. Once you start bringing in the same amount of revenue then you can talk equal pay. Just because you won the world cup doesnt mean you get paid more. You have no competition anyway! You can clearly see that. Also losing to a boys soccer team 😂 so the younger boys should get equal pay now???? And you get 12k dislikes on this video as well. Jesus

  • stevepd1

    Jimmy: "The best you can do [with World Cup trophy] is beat each other over the head with it".

    Me: I'd pay good money to see that!!! Instant raise for female soccer players.

  • T Dogg

    Megan Rapinoe is a complete joke. I can’t hold in my laugh when I see her cuz she looks and acts so retarded 😂😂

  • Dark Woods

    Make as much money as the mens sports and then women be paid as much as they are. Instead at the moment womens sports are costing and losing millions over the last decade and end up being subsidized.

  • Adam Bernon

    Jimmy is such a tool. Watching these three people on stage doing nothing but virtue signaling and bad mouthing the men’s team.

  • Liquid

    These pathetic excuses for trying to justify not paying the women's team what they are owed would be high-larious if not for the fools that believed it.

  • malik malik

    When women soccer is a as populair as men soccer they should get paid as men just like in a lot of other sports like tennis and etc.,but this is not the fact yet,it is just as working as model wheir women earn more then men which is normal,they have to understand that especially big europeans teams earn lot of money that is why they can pay so much to players,it is simple about the market not about women or men

  • herbert moon

    You compare the men sports to fkn women are you serious ?
    Women cant even some 14-15 years old boys at that you have barley hairs in your balls usa men team suck bcz american men are not interssed in soccer thats why and fkn female soccer team they play against a team where their goalkeeper heigt is fewer than 5 feet 😂😂😂 female soccer is ass plz well basically every female sport plz dont compare them

  • The Boost Cave

    Female soccer revenue: 130 million

    Male soccer revenue: 700 million.

    No they shouldn’t get equal pay, they don’t deserve it. If anything they should get paid less.

  • Joel Peter

    They do know that equal pay as men will result in a tremendous pay cut for them? Male players get paid 7% of the world cup earnings, female players 21%. Dont worry we can get that arranged, I'm sure the womens league wont complain if they have to pay their players a third of what they do now.

  • Fethry Duck

    Men Soccer is big Business, Women Soccer is a Side kick. Probably they deserve more than the US Soccer mens Team, but to earn the same like European top Teams is a Joke.

  • Dave Hinkle

    Ladies revenue is 171,000,000 mens revenue is billions and they think they should get paid same think again people

  • The Man

    Why are the women being payed less than the men?

    There is no ”mens soccer” or any other ”mens sport”. Those leagues are just the leagues open for everyone, no matter if you are man, woman, under 18 years old, blind, paraplegic etc. There are however a number of leagues open to you only if you fullfill certain specific criteria, such as a U18 league, womens league, paralympics etc.

    If you want equal pay, take a spot on the roster of the one big league that is open to anyone – the so called ”mens league”.

    I can’t believe noone told them about this before…

  • Lince Galáctico

    They're so dominant 'cuz they've got all of the resources as well as the men. If USMNT and the country would take FOOTBALL seriously then America would win the World Cup every 4 years or every once in a decade. There's where dem bucks really are, worldwide I mean!!! And no, gurls. You ain't earning the same as Ronaldo or Messi, not even close to their selling-shirt income

  • CCW Noob

    I LOVE the purple haired chick! She so wonderfully, completely represents everything that is emotional, reactionary, irrational, myopic, one-sided, and closed-minded of ultra-lib self-victimizing leftists. I only wish her 15 minutes weren't up

  • Don Apodaca

    Women’s sports doesn’t make as much money as mens sports never has never will, however there is good news as soon an men / men women start playing women’s sports it may catch up

  • POL ARIS

    Maybe they shouldn’t of disrespected the flag of the country they LIVE in and maybe just maybe they could get equal pay.

  • Sugar Daddy

    I play soccer with my co-workers and we won the cup against the marketing department's team. I want the same salary as Messi!

  • terah101

    These women are so ungrateful and self entitled. The USSF pays them a guaranteed salary regardless of whether they play, don't play, win or lose to which they can add bonuses on top. The men are only paid playing & winning bonuses. Sure their bonuses are higher, but they've chosen to forgo the safety and security of a guaranteed income. It's proven that the men generate more revenue per game which also justifies their bonuses being higher too. The women also receive guaranteed benefits like heath, vision & dental insurance as well as a retirement plan, severance pay, paid maternity leave and childcare assistance. The men receive none of these under their contract with USSF. The federation is also going out of their way to help the women's league too. They're subsidizing the NWSL, which includes paying the women their club salaries. They do this because their league cannot run itself due to the lack of demand for the women's game. The men receive nothing from the USSF for the MLS. The US women also have one of the best infrastructures in all of women's soccer, allowing them to pursue a career in the sport, prospering and flourishing. This is a luxury that many other female soccer players around the world do not have. Their guaranteed salaries alone put them in the world's top 1% when it comes to income. Yet, they are claiming gender discrimination. Middle/upper class women in the US are probably the most privileged group of people that have ever walked this earth.

  • VerbatimShelf 3

    you'll get equal pay when you bring in equal money.. people like watching men play sports because they are just stronger and athletically built for it… a woman can work out her entire life trying to max lift and her arms will still only be as big as a man who doesnt work out.. Go find something else to be good at im sure you can find something… like fitting your arms into small places things like that

  • Srini

    Ok, so according to Jimmy logic dictates that the women's team should be paid more than the men's team. He's basing this solely on how successful the women's team is compared to the men's team. So, why not have the two teams play each other and winner gets higher pay.

    Right?!! Ffs !!! This isn't about gender equality. Men's soccer is the most watched/ consumed sporting product on this planet. Let's promote female soccer and hopefully one day it will get traded up to the elite level and then demand for equal pay. To ask for it now is absurd !!!

    Simple math, if I was part of an organization that made 100$ a month and I get a 10$ compensation for my efforts. There is someone else who does the same work I do for another organization that makes 1000$ a month and gets paid 100$ as compensation. Do I reserve the right to go to my organization and demand I get paid 100$ too?? They would laugh at me !! Because it is beyond absurd.

  • M Bayrak

    This reminda me why I dislike Kimmel. Equal pay my ass. I really want Zlatan to be annoyed enough to put these brats in their place.

    Men's team is competing at way higher standards and for a country that has no proper league, they are successful in world cups.

    Especially the sheer disrespect against us men's team is obnoxious!

    Equal pay my arse, even nations league has more prestige than their accolades. Which of course are successes and women's football should develop, but the reason they're not winning as much is the fact that they're not that good, they're not generating that much money, their club competitions are less attractive than neighbourhood tournaments IN Sao Paolo.

    Imagine Pulisic, seeing these girls thinking they're better than him because they dominate women's football.

    And the reason they're dominating it, is because they defend very well, and they have much better physicality than the rest. They can lock opponents play down and eventually they know they'll get something from their attacks. Alex Morgan is really a solid finisher, they have good wing backs for that level. Their squad has balance.

    But make no mistake. Compared to men, they suck

  • terah101

    FUN FACT : FC Dallas' professional men's team are ranked 636th in the world. The US national women's team, ranked 1st, were beaten 5-2 by FC Dallas' Under 15 boys. The best female national team lost to the under 15's of a men's club team ranked 636th. That should give you some perspective of the disparity between the sexes. The US women would probably struggle to qualify for the male Under 17 World Cup.

  • RagnarHoff

    It's not that easy. If Jimmy's ratings went down, people will get cut. That's how business works. It's not a matter of opinion, it's a fact that men's football generate more money than woman football. Morgan and Megan are great ambassadors no doubt, but woman football just isn't that marketable compared to men.

  • Wrack3D

    No matter how hard the media pushes women's soccer, it still barely attracts 10% of the audience that men's soccer does.
    Not only don't they deserve equal pay, frankly they don't even deserve a league of their own.

  • Munro McLaren

    Where’s the part where Jimmy reads the mean tweets about them. In Alex Morgan The Equalizer we have bts of her and Rapinoe going over the tweets.

  • ShadowGaming

    They are not necessarily better than the men because the overall standard of men’s football is higher than women’s and therefore it is harder to win

  • Alex evans

    Women’s soccer team is like the wnba they both started as jokes and now leftist feminism has turned them into legit sports that are really boring

  • Arnold Ginger

    The US must be the only country in the world where woman’s football is bigger than men’s football. Dallas U-15 should earn more than the woman😂

  • Bill Burgess

    Shoooooooo….Megan is looking incredibly good. That hair, for sure – that is a great color. But those legs are tighter than a snare drum skin.

  • Angelo Ricci

    I genuinely can't stand Megan Rapinoe and how she genuinely believes she deserves equal pay. Just like most businesses in life, YOU ARE PAID A FAIR SALARY BASED ON THE INCOME YOUR BUSINESS GENERATES. She is reportedly paid just over $168,000 dollars a year in salary. Reign F.C's average attendance for 2018 was 3824. I don't know how much tickets are but lets just say its $20. This generates a home game income of $76,480. Let's say merchandise sales etc. are pretty similar (because lets face it your not Ronaldo or Messi no one outside of the U.S.A gives a flying toss about you to be quite honest). Based on these numbers and considering that (although she wouldn't like to believe it) there is a full playing staff, coaching staff, office staff, sales staff etc to pay for and stadium costs, maintenance, promotion etc to pay for I'd say $168,000 dollars salary a year is pretty reasonable don't you? Not to mention all the sponsorship deals you get and the opportunity to travel the world playing the sport you love for free! Just to put this into perspective the average MLS attendance is 21,053 which based on $20 ticket prices would generate $421,060 per home game. Quite a difference isn't it. The males also do so much better in terms of merchandising because they have global superstars like Ibrahimovic. People outside of the U.S.A will buy their merchandise not just Peggy-Sue and her family from South Dakota.
    This argument needs to be put to bed soon and I think Rapinoe knows all this but she just loves the sound of her voice and having TV time

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