"While winning the World Cup, they also stood for gender equality and equal pay, regardless of gender," Swift said as she received the award for this year's Icon at a gala.

The prize was awarded to football star Alex Morgan's attacking team.

- Please, please, support her and her teammates because it's not over yet. It is not solved. Out online and show your support, said Swift, who has over 120 million followers on Instagram.

The American ladies sued the United States Football Federation in March, believing that their wages and conditions must be considered discrimination. They have always been paid poorly despite being more successful than the national team masters.