In yet another example of the clear difference between men and women, recently at an independent tournament in North Carolina, a group of older men, some retired, from the U.K. completely manhandled, pun intended, a team of former U.S. Women’s soccer players.
The U.S. team was made up mostly of former U.S. National Women’s Team players, including Heather O’Reilly and Lori Lindsey, and was coached by the legendary Mia Hamm, but that simply wasn’t enough to compete against middle-aged, former Wrexham AFC players.
The ladies came out of the locker room on fire, boasting and writing very big checks that, sadly, they couldn’t cash. Talk about pay inequality!
There was a $1 million dollar prize at stake for the winner of the tournament, but with the loss, the women were eliminated, and ostensibly the pay gap lives another day. High-level professional athletes are hardwired to win, and while the ladies certainly appeared to be giving their best effort, the physical differences were too much to overcome.
How much? Check this out.
But despite O’Reilly’s braggadocio, the men scored four goals only 14 minutes into the game. By halftime, the men were up seven. And before the 40-minute game was done, the men had scored 12 goals. The women? Nary a one.
After the game, O’Reilly had changed her tune a bit from bragging to “we don’t care” that the women lost because it’s all about “living,” or something.
Considering there was a very nice top prize, the women couldn’t muster up enough to score a single goal.
The game was played as part of an independent soccer tournament called “The Soccer Tournament,” where scratch teams assembled for the games played in a World Cup-styled structure. The event was sponsored by the founders of “The Basketball Tournament.”
It is not meant as a criticism to say that women simply don’t belong on the field with me. You could likely take Jailbird Griner and the best from the WNBA, and they would lose to top AAU teams. It’s physical. The top female tennis players can’t take a set from the best college players, and there are ladies’ tees on every golf course for a reason.
The problem is some activists and leftists insist on equal pay for men and women on the field. While the pay disparity is largely a myth in the factory or the classroom, it is real on the playing field and the hardwood. However, no one wants to state the simple truth that there should be far less pay for the ladies of the sport. Ticket sales drive revenue, and when WNBA stadiums are playing to 2k fans, there just isn’t the money to go around.
Thanks to Thursday’s massive loss, the U.S. Women were eliminated from the event early. The Wrexham team now has two wins and will proceed to the finals, which will take place on Sunday, June 4. The winning team will take home a $1 million prize.
The game is notable considering the long fight the USNWT engaged in to get equal pay in U.S. soccer. Yes, the U.S. team was comprised mainly of former women’s national team players, but to not even score a goal against a bunch of forty-something retired Wrexham players?
The USNWT might be fighting for more pay, but until the ladies put up a better fight against the fellas, it just isn’t going to happen.
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