Unprecedented deal between U.S. Men’s and Women’s soccer teams eliminates wage gap

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by David Schakarov

May 19, 2022 C.E.

The U.S. Soccer Federation has negotiated a deal for players on the Men’s and Women’s National Teams to be paid equally, removing the wage gap between men and women players, according to NPR

The Federation implemented two collective bargaining agreements, one for each team, which will last until 2028. The deal makes appearance fees, bonuses, and the prize money for the FIFA World Cup equal for both squads. It will be the first time ever a federation has split the total prize money from the World Cup between the men’s and women’s teams.

The U.S. Soccer Federation’s new deal promotes equity, challenges the status quo of the wage gap, and introduces a framework for other federations around the world to adopt equal pay.


Era: Today (2017 C.E. - 2024 C.E.)
Year: 2022 C.E.
Topic: Women's rights & well-being
Region: North & Central America
Country: United States
Actor Type: Civil society

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