1. Various of US Women's Soccer team arriving after World Cup win in Lyon
New York - July 8, 2019
2. US Women's Soccer team arriving at hotel after getting off plane
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Megan Rapinoe, US Women's Soccer
"It's so nice to be home. Thank you, France for the hospitality, but wow are we excited to be back in America."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Megan Rapinoe, US Women's Soccer
"We didn't, you know, do the (gender discrimination) lawsuit and everything just because the World Cup was coming up. But, you know, we understand what kind of stage we're on. We're very aware of the attention we have, the platform we have. And we are extremely aware of the power of winning, performing and doing so in the style that we always do. So, we always kind of knew that, we knew that this would be a huge summer for us in many different ways. And this is just the first step in a very big summer ahead."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Megan Rapinoe, US Women's Soccer
"We've said publicly, at least I've said publicly, most of the team, I think everybody is with me -- we don't want to come to the White House. So I figure that's why the invitation hasn't come... Maybe he sent it by mail and it's just taken slowly to get here. I doubt it. But I think we will at some point be going to Washington. We've had so much support from so many politicians, from so many people there."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Alex Morgan, US Women's Soccer
"You know, we kind of went through stages (on the plane home). Initially, everyone was excited, then a little hung over and we slept a little bit and then we got up and started celebrating a little more and sharing memories. This starts an amazing three days of releasing the emotional and physical exhaustion that we've had over the last 30 days and just being able to celebrate and making sure everything is worth it. And so, now we just get to enjoy each other's company and have fun."
The U.S. Women's national team has arrived home following their World Cup win against the Netherlands.
The soccer team, which won its record fourth Women's World Cup title, touched down at Newark Liberty International Airport at about 4:30 p.m. Monday where they were met with cheers and a banner saying "Congratulations Team USA!"
The team members gathered on the tarmac for a toast and posed for pictures as they sang "We Are The Champions."
The Americans beat the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.
"It's so nice to be home," said player Megan Rapinoe after arriving at a New York City hotel.
She is among twenty-eight members of the current player pool who filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles in March.
The lawsuit alleges "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes inequitable compensation when compared with their counterparts on the men's national team.
The two sides have agreed to mediate the lawsuit now that the World Cup is over.
Rapinoe said she thinks winning the World Cup will swing the results of the suit in their favor.
"But I think we will at some point be going to Washington. We've had so much support from so many politicians, from so many people there," Rapinoe said.
"I think everybody's ready for it this time. I think we've put this whole movement on our back and done so so beautifully, the entire team. I think the conversation deserves to be moved to the next step, and I think everybody's excited for it, to be honest," she said.
Rapinoe has also said she wouldn't accept an invitation from President Donald Trump for a visit to the White House to celebrate the win.
On Wednesday, the team will be showered with a ticker-tape parade up lower Manhattan's Canyon of Heroes. It's the city's first ticker-tape parade since the women's team won the 2015 Cup.
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