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'Equal pay' chants flood USWNT parade as team's politicization continues

11 July, 2019, 19:00 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Alex Morgan and other members of the U.S. team celebrate with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup

Seventeen cities in the U.S.

Just how much do players on the US team make for winning the women's World Cup?

"These are women's soccer players, they play the same game as the men's soccer players, and they play it better - so if there is any economic rationale, the men should get paid less than the women", Cuomo said.

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF), also commonly referred to as U.S. Soccer, is the official governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States.

A contract player on the USWNT will make a base salary with performance-based bonuses, while one on the USMNT earns only bonuses.

Nike announced that the United States of America women's team home jersey became the top-selling soccer jersey ever on its website even before the US won the World Cup.

The U.S. men haven't fared as well, failing even to qualify for the most recent men's World Cup in 2018.

Pulling all such funding will most likely jeopardize or at the very least severely hinder the ability of the U.S.to host the 2026 World Cup. Sponsors like Luna Bar, Visa, Adidas, and Nike are paying some or all of the US women's players additional money. They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly.

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Once the team's celebrations, which began with a New York City ticker-tape parade attended by thousands of adoring fans on July 10, 2019, are complete, the players will focus on a more serious matter - pay equality. Also, the women's national team made revenue in 2016 where the men made a net loss. For the average person that's a lot of money, unless it's compared to the $1,114,429 each men's team member would earn for winning a World Cup title.

The U.S. Women's National Team is being honored by a ticker tape parade in New York Wednesday.

The compensation issue was on the minds of fans in the crowd at Wednesday's parade salute to the women's championship team.

"But from here on out, we'll just be known as America's team". Under bright sunny skies, office workers showered the players with streams of white confetti thrown from the windows of skyscrapers lining the parade route. "We are very happy to accept your invitation to come", Rapinoe said after the New York Senator extended the invitation. "Why not in the sports arena, as well?" And it's partly why Federation Internationale de Football Association has already suggested it would double the prize money for the next women's World Cup. According to Narcotta-Welp, FIFA won't take U.S. Soccer seriously until it fields a formidable men's team that can compete on the worldwide stage.

She says "we have pink hair and purple hair, we have tattoos and dreadlocks, we have white girls and black girls and everything in between. It's about what you stand for off the field", Cordeiro said. "You're tough. You don't need to do as much because your women's game is already there'".

As The Washington Post notes, "It's tough to make a straightforward comparison of the earnings for men and women players, because the two teams have different collective-bargaining agreements that outline different pay structures".

The consistent dominance by the USA women's team has rarely - or perhaps never - been seen in other sports on such a global scale.

On Sunday, the day of the USA women's national team's victory, a team spokeswoman released a statement that read: "At this moment of tremendous pride for America, the sad equation remains all too clear, and Americans won't stand for it anymore".


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