NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Soccer Federation stated it has offered identical contract proposals to the respective males’s and women’s players associations, in an effort to deliver the 2 events underneath one collective bargaining settlement (CBA) construction.
“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,” U.S. Soccer stated in a written assertion.
U.S. Soccer additionally stated it needed each players associations to “to join the Federation in finding a way to equalize FIFA World Cup prize money between the USMNT and the USWNT.”
“U.S. Soccer will not agree to any collective bargaining agreement that does not take the important step of equalizing FIFA World Cup prize money,” the federation stated.
The announcement comes roughly two and a half years after the four-time World Cup profitable U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) sued the nationwide governing physique, searching for $66 million in damages underneath the Equal Pay Act, alleging gender discrimination in compensation and practically each different facet of taking part in circumstances.
A decide final 12 months threw out the players’ claims that they had been underpaid in contrast with the lads’s nationwide crew. The USWNT filed a gap temporary within the enchantment of their lawsuit in July.
A spokesperson for the USWNT players didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
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