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The player union representing the U.S. Women’s national soccer team is speaking out AGAINST the U.S. Soccer Federation’s “identical deals” proposal … saying the whole thing is nothing but a publicity stunt.
The USSF recently announced its plans to unite the men’s and women’s squads under the same collective bargaining agreement by offering identical contracts.
“U.S. Soccer firmly believes that the best path forward for all involved, and for the future of the sport in the United States, is a single pay structure for both senior national teams,’ the USSF said Tuesday.
“This proposal will ensure that USWNT and USMNT players remain among the highest-paid senior national team players in the world, while providing a revenue sharing structure that would allow all parties to begin anew and share collectively in the opportunity that combined investment in the future of U.S. Soccer will deliver over the course of a new CBA.”
“Equal pay! Equal pay!”
Chants break out as United States Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro speaks on stage at the ceremony honoring the US women’s soccer team https://t.co/lmqSiMr3Cm pic.twitter.com/pf2sDKx9im
— CNN International (@cnni) July 10, 2019
The women’s team is now breaking its silence on the matter … calling BS on the deal, claiming it’s anything but fair.
One of the issues … World Cup prize money. The women — who won the WC in 2019 — receive about $40 million for winning the world’s biggest soccer tourney.
Meanwhile, the men make around 10 times more … raking in over $400 million.
So, you see why the women are calling the fairness offer nothing more than a publicity stunt.
Now, it’s important to note that it’s not the U.S. Soccer Federation entity that sets the World Cup prize money.
FYI, the women’s team filed a $66 million lawsuit against the governing body in 2019 for gender discrimination … but the suit was dismissed. The women are currently appealing the decision.
Star player, Megan Rapinoe, also spoke out demanding for equal pay at the White House back in March.
The USWNT’s collective bargaining agreement ends at the end of this year.