Hall of Fame Inductee Shannon Boxx gives a speech during the National Soccer Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. (Tim Heitman/Getty Images)

The USWNT’s equal pay deal was front and center at the National Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday, where Shannon Boxx, Christie Pearce Rampone and Linda Hamilton were all celebrated.

The event comes after U.S. Soccer announced a new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday, achieving equal pay for the men’s and women’s teams.

“As the women’s national team, we have always known we have a greater responsibility than just winning games. The newest contract is a testament to the work the past and the present players have done off the field,” Boxx said. “As a Black athlete, I also felt the responsibility to every young Black girl and boy who’s sitting in the stands or watching on TV.”

Boxx, a star USWNT midfielder, scored 27 goals in 195 international appearances from 2003-to 2015.

Hamilton, a member of the 1991 Women’s World Cup championship team, made 71 international appearances from 1987-to 1995.

Rampone, who anchored the USWNT for 19 years, has three Olympic gold medals and two World Cup titles to her name. The iconic defender was voted into the Hall of Fame last year but delayed her induction due to the reckoning across the NWSL last season.

“I can truly say I was surrounded by powerful women who knew that we had to make the sacrifices in order to gain greater opportunity for the future generations,” Rampone said. “To see growth of the team over the years and the opportunities that are available for the younger generation is genuinely one of the most fulfilling parts of the journey.”

USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo was voted into this year’s Hall of Fame as well but postponed her induction to attend an in-patient treatment program following her March arrest and DWI charge.