US Soccer Federation announces equal pay for male and female national teams

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) says it has agreed to a deal that will ensure that the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) and the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) are paid equally.

According to the federation, the agreement which is the first of its kind will ensure that both male and female national team players would receive “identical compensation for all competitions”.

“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”, an official statement on the federation’s website noted.

The agreements which run through 2028 will not only achieve equal pay through identical economic terms but will also improve non-economic terms, including player health and safety, data privacy, and the need to balance responsibilities to both club and country.

President of the federation, Cindy Parlow Cone could not hide her excitement for this achievement.

“This is a truly historic moment. These agreements have changed the game forever here in the United States and have the potential to change the game around the world.”

“U.S. Soccer and the USWNT and USMNT players have reset their relationship with these new agreements and are leading us forward to an incredibly exciting new phase of mutual growth and collaboration as we continue our mission to become the preeminent sport in the United States”, she added.

As part of the agreement, all Senior National Team players will receive child care benefits as well as a 401(k) plan, while matching up to 5% of players’ compensation, subject to IRS limits.
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