Wed 18 May 2022 | 14:23

Official: U.S. Soccer will pay both men & women National squad equally

Following negotiations, an agreement was reached for the World Cup prize money to be split evenly between the two American teams.

United States Soccer has revealed the implementation of collective bargaining arrangements to provide equal compensation for the men's and women's national teams. 

This implies that FIFA's World Cup prize fund will be merged and divided equally between the two parties. 

The men's squad has been put in the same pool as




, and the winner of the last European playoff, and will participate in the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

The women's squad won the World Cup in France in 2019 and will be a strong contender for the 2023 tournament in Australia and New Zealand. 

On Wednesday, US Soccer released the following statement:

"The United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United States Women's National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) and the United States National Soccer Team Players Association (USNSTPA) have agreed to terms of historic, first-of-their-kind collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) that achieve equal pay and set the global standard moving forward in international soccer.

"The two CBAs, which run through 2028, achieve equal pay through identical economic terms. These economic terms include identical compensation for all competitions, including the FIFA World Cup, and the introduction of the same commercial revenue-sharing mechanism for both teams.

"The agreements will ensure that U.S. Soccer’s Senior National Team players remain among the highest paid in the world.

"Under these agreements, U.S. Soccer becomes the first Federation in the world to equalize FIFA World Cup prize money awarded to the

U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT)

and the

U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT)

for participation in their respective World Cups.

"Equally as important, the new CBAs improve non-economic terms, including player health and safety, data privacy, and the need to balance responsibilities to both club and country."

The overall prize pool for the 2019 women's World Cup was $30 million, with the champion getting $4 million. 

From a total prize pool of $400 million, France took home $38 million for winning the men's World Cup in Russia in 2018. 

Cindy Parlow Cone, President of US Soccer, hailed the pact a "historic event" that has "forever transformed the game in the United States."

"I am grateful for the commitment and collaboration of both the men’s and women's national teams and I am incredibly proud of the hard work that has led to this moment. Everyone who cares about our sport should share in this pride as we look forward to working together to grow soccer for generations to come," Cone added.


source: SportMob

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