US soccer star slams sport's leadership for how it invests in women

Carli Lloyd, left, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe right, speak at the United States Women's National Team Media Day on May 24, 2019.

(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.

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.