The United States women’s soccer team is preparing for their next match-up in its’ victory tour.
The ladies will face Portugal in 3 weeks at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. This is the second match of their 5-game tour. They started the tour with an impressive 3-nothing victory against Ireland last week at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. This tour is a celebration of the team’s success, giving a chance for US fans to see the World Cup champs up close, and give head coach Jill Ellis, a proper send-off, she’s stepping down, after the tour. Ellis led the US to back to back world cup championships. The second coach ever to do so, in both men and women. She says this is the proper time to leave, and focus more on her personal life, but she will continue to work with U.S. soccer in the role of an ambassador. While the tour is going on, the US soccer women are still continuing their fight for equal pay. The US Soccer Federation is not backing down, the federation has hired two lobbying firms to argue that there is no pay gap between the women and the men.