US Soccer says women's team has made more than the men

July 29, 2019 - 5:49 pm

U.S. Soccer says the players on the World Cup champion women's national team were paid more than their male counterparts from 2010 through 2018.

According to a letter released Monday by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation has paid out $34.1 million in salary and game bonuses to the women as opposed to $26.4 million paid to the men. Those figures do not include the benefits received only by the women, like health care.

Players for the women's team filed a federal lawsuit in March alleging "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes inequitable compensation when compared to players on the men's team. The two sides have agreed to mediation to settle the lawsuit.

USSF also says the men's team generates more revenue. The women's team generated $101.3 million over the course of 238 games between 2009 and 2019 while the men generated $185.7 over 191 games.


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