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MONTREAL (AP) — Mason Toye scored twice to lead the Minnesota United to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.Ethan Finlay also scored to help Minnesota (9-7-3) rally from a pair of one-goal deficits.Anthony Jackson-Hamel and Rudy Camacho scored for the Impact (9-9-3).Article continues below ...Finlay got the tying goal after a controversial call just before halftime. Finlay was in a 1-on-1 with Montreal goalkeeper Evan Bush Tierna Davidson Jersey , who stuck out his leg to stop the ball. However, referee Alan Kelly called a penalty when Finlay went to the ground. After a review through the Video Assistant Referee, Kelly upheld his initial call and issued a yellow card to Bush.Finlay then got his third goal of the year to tie it 2-2, prompting boos from the home crowd.Toye’s second goal of the game, in the 46th minute put Minnesota ahead for the first time at 3-2.Jackson-Hamel needed less than a minute to score the first goal of the game, slotting the ball past United goalkeeper Vito Mannone for his third goal of the season.Toye tied it nearly eight minutes later when he got the ball after a misplay by Impact midfielder Samuel Piette and scored despite being sandwiched by two Montreal defenders.Montreal went back ahead 2-1 off a set piece in the 13th minute. Saphir Taider whipped the ball into the box off a corner and it was chested down by Camacho, who gathered the ball before blasting it past Mannone. Italy’s surprise run to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup this year went a long way toward changing misconceptions about the female game in a country where the most popular sport is dominated by men.Out of a population of 60 million, more than 20 million spectators watched Italy’s five matches on RAI state TV Christian Pulisic Jersey , setting audience records for women’s soccer game after game.Nearly all of the big men’s clubs Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Roma have recently developed teams to play in the growing Serie A women’s league with games shown live on Sky Italia every weekend.A record crowd of nearly 40,000 fans showed up in Turin last March to watch Juventus play Fiorentina the club that was at the forefront of the female game domestically.Yet one major aspect of women’s soccer has not changed in Italy. Female players are still considered amateurs by Italian law and therefore are not permitted to earn more than 30,000 euros ($33,000) per year before taxes.“The difference is there and we all know it,” Juventus forward Barbara Bonansea said this week when Italy’s squad was awarded the Foreign Press Association’s Invictus award for promoting and “emancipating” the female game in the country.“Before discussing earnings I would talk about our rights. I don’t play because I want to earn as much as the men, also because that would not make sense https://www.thetopsoccer.com/usa/timothy-weah-jersey , they earn so much I can’t even wrap my mind around it. We just want what we deserve. That’s what we’re fighting for,” added Bonansea, who is nearing an economics degree at the University of Turin. “If there’s more coverage of our games and more sponsors come in, then we deserve more, too.”The Italian soccer federation and Vincenzo Spadafora, Italy’s new Minister for Sport and Youth Policies, both support changing the 1981 law and making the women’s league professional.Still, new legislation remains a long way off.“It’s the minimum they deserve Michael Bradley Jersey ,” Italian national team coach Milena Bertolini said. “We have an antiquated law. It’s shameful. If we want to be a modern, democratic and open society . we need to be treated with dignity.”There’s a similar situation in Spain, where players in the women’s league decided to go on strike Wednesday after failing to reach a deal with clubs over working hours and minimum wages. Also, the U.S. women’s team sued its federation in March three months before winning the World Cup alleging gender and pay discrimination.Bonansea’s two-goal performance in Italy’s 2-1 comeback win over Australia got the ball rolling for the Azzurre at their first World Cup in two decades. She discussed the “pyschological violence” that she and other players faced growing up in a country where girls were not expected or even allowed to play soccer.Bonansea began playing on her brother’s team and didn’t join a girls’ squad until she was 13.The 53-year-old Bertolini had to dress up as a boy to play as a kid.“When I was 9 or 10 I had short hair and my teammates didn’t even know whether I was a boy or a girl. So I played and everyone called me ‘Mario’ and nobody noticed,” Bertolini said. “This caused a lot of (pain) which I had to bear for a long time.”Sexism remains embedded in the Italian game’s terminology with coaches referred to as “Mister” a term left over from when the English introduced soccer to Italy at the end of the 19th century.“I call (Bertolini) Mister,” Bonansea said. “It’s just a matter of habit. But we can change it.”The word “uomo” man is used to announce when an opposing player is coming up from behind and in “marcatura a uomo” man-to-man defense.“The terminology we use on the field is copied completely from male soccer. Our soccer is still in its early stages but I think it’s important that this should change,” Bertolini said. “The word used most on the field is ‘uomo.’ And I don’t like that.”But the women’s players are changing perceptions in other ways.Bonansea is the face of a Nike campaign aimed at young girls in Italy while Juventus and national team captain Sara Gama the daughter of an Italian mother and a Congolese father had a Barbie doll modeled after her.Last week, national team defender Elena Linari became the first prominent Italian soccer player male or female to publicly come out as gay.“Here in Madrid I don’t have any problems DeAndre Yedlin Jersey ,” said Linari, who plays for Atlético Madrid. “Whereas in Italy, I’m afraid to discuss the subject because I don’t know what the reaction might be.“My grandmother’s reaction was touching. She was happy for me but she was crying when she said she was afraid for me because we’re not protected,” Linari added to RAI.Bertolini applauded Linari’s announcement, noting the prejudice toward homosexuals in Italy.“Kids are afraid to express themselves,” Bertolini said. “She was very courageous and now let’s hope announcements like these help change the mentality here.”Making the women professionals would be a big improvement, too.
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