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By Rich Lowry
National Review Editor 

The U.S. Women are winners, not victims

 


The women of the U.S. national soccer team are famous for being extraordinary athletes, repeat world champions -- and plaintiffs.

The team's lawsuit alleging pay discrimination against the U.S. Soccer Federation has done much to define its identity. A nearly perfect run through the World Cup has been widely interpreted as vindication of the merits of its case, so much so that fans chanted "equal pay" after the U.S. victory in the final over the Netherlands and booed the head of FIFA, the sponsor of the World Cup, during the trophy ceremony.

It's not to take anything away from the women's ac...



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