For decades now, the us women’s national soccer team has made less money for better work the players don’t just deserve equal pay they deserve back pay — about 25 years’ worth. Becky sauerbrunn, ali krieger and hope solo help hasan minhaj understand why the world cup-winning us women's soccer team should be paid the same as their male counterparts. What the women's soccer team teaches us about pay equity the pay gap between male and female players reflects larger trends in our country. Women's soccer is a feminist issue the gap between men’s and women’s wages, the tiny fraction of female ceos at fortune 500 companies, and the lack of respect for hollywood actresses and. Lloyd and four other members of the us women's soccer team filed a wage-discrimination complaint with the equal employment opportunity commission seeking equal pay in late march.
The federation says, yes, women earn less per game, but they play more games—as if that's ok except the us soccer federation isn't having it the federation filed a defense against the. The us national soccer team's gender pay gap on thursday, five senior members of the us women’s national soccer team which current data from the united states and around the world. Top female players on the united states women’s national team, like that of goalkeeper hope solo and carli lloyd, have accused us soccer of wage discrimination. Five players from the us women’s soccer team are threatening to boycott this summer’s olympic games if their demand for equal pay is not met the massively successful female side won gold at the london games in 2012 and are tipped as one of the favorites to repeat the feat in rio de janeiro.
When the us women’s team announced their eeoc complaint against us soccer in march 2016, retired us men’s team forward landon donovan said at the time in a series of deleted tweets, “i’m not for equal pay, i’m for fair pay if #uswmt generate more revenue, they should be paid more. On wednesday, five of the biggest names in women’s soccer issued a yellow card to the united states soccer federation carli lloyd, who scored a hat trick in team usa’s 5-2 women’s world cup. Outlining the united states women’s national soccer team’s pay for play lawsuit posted on april 18, it is still clear there is a problem and the wage gap must be closed one field where this gap is often overlooked is women’s athletics they have been open to working with the women to address their issues the federation takes.
The gender pay gap is an issue that has spanned across many fields of interests — including the soccer field, with the us women’s soccer team now protesting against the inequality of their wages next to that of the men’s soccer team. Kate fagan details the wage-discrimination action filed against the us soccer federation by five members of the us women's national team seeking fair compensation. The us women's soccer team celebrates their world cup victory, july 5 | epa forum (the cheapest tickets for brazil cost more than the most expensive seats for the women’s world cup) pay-out should be much closer than it is, for sure women and the men have this gap based on different and many issues why they don’t understand.
This week five members of the us women’s national team (including stars hope solo, carli lloyd, alex morgan, and megan rapinoe) filed a wage-discrimination action against the unites states soccer federation. The core fact is not in dispute: the players on the world cup-winning united states women’s national soccer team earn less money than their counterparts on the men’s national team. More than half of the gender pay gap in the us can be attributed to the fact that men and women work in different jobs and industries, a recent research report from jobs site glassdoor demonstrated.
Expenses for the us men’s team were over $311 million in 2015, according to the 2015 audited financial statements of us soccer [via elle], where as the us women’s team cost was just over $10. The members of the us women’s national soccer team (uswnt) are, by definition, ballers you may remember them winning the world cup in 2015and in 1999and in 1991 (okay, maybe you don't.
Us soccer had estimated it will have a 2017 net profit of about $5 million from women’s soccer and a $1 million loss for the men’s program the eeoc said it has no comment on the pay complaint. The wage gap exists for all women, but it is substantially larger for women soccer players in the us the women’s team was paid 17 times less for their world cup victory in 2014 than the german men’s team, who won the 2014 world cup ($2 million versus $35 million. The us men's team finished 11th in its own world cup competition in 2015 kessler said the women are paid between 28% and 62% less than men, depending on the kind of match. The us women’s soccer team is already on a roll at the olympics in rio so far, they haven’t lost a single game they’ve played, winning against new zealand and france and tying with colombia.