After winning the Women's World Cup, the United States continued to celebrate on their return home.
Some NWSL players are paid just $16,538 a season, with World Cup winners Anson Dorrance and Shannon Higgins-Cirovski calling for change.
The national team won in a thrilling final to defended its title and earn a record fourth cup victory with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands.
The viewership beat last year's men's World Cup final by over 20%.
The president had said he planned to invite the team to the White House regardless of whether or not they won the Cup.
After a thrilling 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the finals, the U.S. became back-to-back champions and broke a number of records.
Rapinoe not only was awarded the gold medal but also received the Golden Boot and Golden Ball.
“So I’m going to go home, I’m going to kind of let the emotions die down a little bit," Lloyd said, "and we’ll go from there.”
"Sorry, can't talk right now. She’s probably pissed — she’s Scottish," Ellis said as a room full of reporters laughed.