The US Women’s World Cup match on Sunday was the most-watched soccer game in the history of the United States. According to the NYT article linked above, more Americans watched Sunday’s game than watched the Stanley Cup final, Game 7 of the World Series between the Royals and Giants or the NBA championship final.
The victorious US women’s team will collect $2 million from FIFA. The men’s teams that lost in the first round (including the US men’s team) received $8 million from FIFA. The 2014 Men’s World Cup winner, Germany, received $35 million. Yeah, life’s fair.