WASHINGTON – Megan Rapinoe took the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s battle for equal pay to the White House on Wednesday, declaring while on a stage with President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden that, despite her enormous success with the team, “I have been devalued, I’ve been disrespected and dismissed because I am a woman.”

Speaking at an event marking Equal Pay Day, Rapinoe declared, “Despite all of the wins, I am still paid less than men who do the same job that I do. For each trophy – of which there are many – for each win, each tie and for each time that we play, it’s less.”