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The United States Women’s National Team will be paid the same as the men’s in all competitions

The United States Women’s National Team will be paid the same as the men’s in all competitions

The United States Women’s National Team will be paid the same as the men’s in all competitions

Lima, February 22, 2022Updated on 02/22/2022 11:59 am

Historical event. The United States Soccer Federation reached an agreement with a group of players, after a lawsuit, so that the women’s team earns the same as the men’s, both parties announced Tuesday in a joint statement.

“US Soccer has committed to offering the same compensation to the men’s and women’s national teams in all friendlies and tournaments, including the World Cup, from now on”they detail in the agreement sent to AFP.

A total of 28 players from the United States women’s team, world champion in France in 2019, had filed a class action lawsuit against the discriminatory policy of US Soccer, the American soccer federation.

The agreement seeks to put an end to the demands initiated by this group of players and contemplates a total of 24 million dollars, of which 22 million will be distributed among the players of the women’s team. In addition, the application of the terms of the agreement is subject to the ratification of a collective agreement between the players of the national team and the Federation.

The issue of these bonuses was a major part of the lawsuit brought by the US women’s team in 2019, and in particular the one brought by star Megan Rapinoe, accusing the Federation of “stubbornly refusing” to pay its players fairly.

“When we win, everyone wins”, Megan Rapinoe said through her Twitter page and after the deal was announced.

It should be noted that the idea of ​​equalizing salary was months old. US Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone, a former national team international, said in September that she hoped to “harmonize” World Cup bonuses for the men’s and women’s national teams, with the aim of resolving the dispute between the institution. and the soccer players.

Source: Elcomercio

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