In the world of women’s soccer, the team to beat is the United States. The Women’s National Team (WNT) is ranked number one in the world. They just won their fourth World Cup on Sunday. Fans give them the rock-star treatment. The president argues with them on Twitter. And they’re unquestionably more successful on the world stage than the Men’s National Team (MNT). But according to a class action lawsuit the team filed, the players are not treated as equals to the men’s national team. All 28 female players sued the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) – their employer – in U.S. District Court in March, alleging they are paid less than the men and are provided with less support, despite their consistent outstanding performance. The lawsuit also argues the team’s success has “translated into substantial revenue generation and profits” for USSF and “during the period relevant to this case, the WNT earned more in profit and/or … [Read more...] about Are U.S. women’s soccer players really earning less than men?
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While Serena Williams doesn’t follow soccer, the U.S. women’s national team caught her attention Friday with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes unequal pay with men’s national team counterparts.At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, Williams praised the players who came before her to fight for equal prize money in tennis. “I think at some point, in every sport, you have to have those pioneers, and maybe it’s the time for soccer,” she said. “I’m playing because someone else stood up, and so what they are doing right now is hopefully for the future of women’s soccer.” The 28 members of the women’s player pool filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The USSF has not commented on the suit. “We believe it is our … [Read more...] about U.S. women soccer players are supported
Patrick Brennan Cincinnati Enquirer Published 4:19 PM EDT Oct 24, 2018 It's no secret that Futbol Club Cincinnati's Fanendo Adi is one of the better-compensated Major League Soccer players at $1,933,33.33 in total compensation. That was known was he was brought to the club midseason. In just a few months in Cincinnati, he's shown flashes of what makes him worth being the 18th-highest paid player in the league. Adi's base salary and compensation were again published Tuesday by the MLS Players Association, which releases league-wide salary data annually. The information for this season was originally published in May and was refreshed Tuesday to include recent transactions in the league. Combing through the salary information can always reveal interesting factoids and comparisons, and one of those is that Adi makes more than celebrated goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic ($1.5 million), who has scored 22 goals in his debut MLS campaign with Los Angeles Galaxy. Adi also … [Read more...] about MLS Salaries: FC Cincinnati striker makes more than some big names
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U.S. A former United States women’s national soccer team goalkeeper is speaking out about the lack of diversity on U.S. soccer teams, claiming there are too many white women on the U.S. soccer team. Hope Solo, an American goalkeeper for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) from 2000 through August 2016 and an advocate for diversity, penned an opinion piece in The Guardian on Tuesday discussing the lack of diversity on the team. “We called ourselves the Ponytail Posse because that’s what the US women’s national team was about. The white girls next door,” Solo wrote. In the op-ed, Solo cited an article from the Girls Soccer Network from February 2017. The article noted that there have been only a little more than a dozen women of color on the U.S. World Cup or Olympics teams since 1991. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And … [Read more...] about Hope Solo Says There Are Too Many White Girls On U.S. Women’s Soccer Teams