What They're Saying: Linda Hamilton

“The history lesson of this is, a couple of days ago there was that equality pay [agreement], but maybe some of you don’t actually know where we started. When we won the World Cup in 1991, we made $15 a day. That was the per diem, no salaries. No bonuses. It was $15 a day. So I think about that. And I think we weren’t winning for the money, obviously. But we wanted to be competitors.”

-- Linda Hamilton, who started for the USA when it won the first women's world championship FIFA organized in 1991, in her induction speech at Saturday's National Soccer Hall of Fame ceremonies in Frisco, Texas (complete ceremonies feed). Two other former women's national team players -- Shannon Boxx and Christie Pearce Rampone -- celebrated in their speeches the ratification of collective bargaining agreements that provide equal pay for men's and women's national team players. (AP)
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