(CNN)With the Women's World Cup around the corner, American soccer star Megan Rapinoe called out the sport's leadership for not doing enough to level the pitch for men and women players.
US soccer star slams sport's leadership for how it invests in women
Rapinoe and the US women's national team are vying for their fourth World Cup win in France, host of the tournament starting June 7.The team beat Mexico, 3-0, Sunday in their World Cup sendoff game.
Rapinoe, one of the team's co-captains, acknowledged "strides" toward better treatment of women in response to a reporter's question about gender parity during a media event Friday.
However, she added, "the incremental change that we've seen is just not enough."
"For the resources and for the ability that I feel like FIFA has to implement that change, I think they're not doing nearly enough," she said.
FIFA has played up its increase of the women's prize to $30 million from $15 million in 2015. This year's winners will bring home $4 million compared to the $2 million that Rapinoe and the US women's national team, Team USA, won in 2015.
Yet the overall pot for the 2018 men's World Cup was $400 million, with France taking home $38 million as the winners.