Equity for US Women’s Soccer Team: Proctor and Gamble “Steps Up” while Negotiations Continue.

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 The US Soccer Federation pays  the Men’s National team 1 million dollars  yearly to be divided amongst all of the players but the federation pays the Women’s team $250,000, which is divided among all the players. This number is still being paid to them annually even though they just won the Women’s World Cup in France, according to CNN. 

Procter and Gamble has just donated 529 thousand dollars to the US Women’s National Team according to The Hill. They donated this money because the men’s team is making more money for not winning any tournaments. But on the other hand the Women’s team is making less for winning almost every tournament.

After the US won the Women’s World Cup in France this past July,  US fans shouted, “Equal Pay! Equal Pay!”

According to HuffPost In March, all 28 players of the U.S. women’s team filed a gender-discrimination lawsuit alleging the U.S. Soccer Federation has paid them less than the men’s team, and denied them equal playing, training and travel conditions while not promoting their games as much as men’s games.

U.S. Soccer’s legal responded by  stating that any  alleged pay difference between the teams is “based on differences in aggregated revenue.”

Last week, more than 50 members of Congress wrote to the U.S. Soccer Federation demanding it pay the women’s team fairly, noting that female soccer players receive a base salary of about $30,000 less than their male counterparts.More than a week after Megan Rapinoe’s comment that she is “not going to the (exsplitive) White House” went viral, she said that few other players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team would not go either due to the current inequality in pay status for women players. 

The co-captain Megan Rapinoe told reporters in Lyon, France, ahead of Sunday’s FIFA World Cup final against the Netherlands that she believes “not many, if any” of her teammates would attend if they win. 

According to Fox News, President Trump said,”America is proud of you all ” after the US won the Women’s World Cup .

This gender  pay gap is not just in soccer, but also in tennis and basketball. In a video the Washington Post explained that the US makes more revenue but gets paid less.

The  women’s US team earns  more salary than the men’s team but what is  interesting every time the men’s team loses a friendly they earn around $ 5,000 but the women’s team earns $0.  Every time the men’s team draws with a team they make around $ 6,250 but the Women’s team makes around $1,250, according to the source. 

For a win the US men’s team earns around the same as the Women for winning a game against semi good teams but for the Men’s winning against ranked teams 1-10 they make $ 17,625 but for the Women winning against ranked teams 1-4 they make $ 8,500. Salary wise the Men’s team makes no salary but the Women’s team makes $100,000.

 The Washington Post also showed a chart of both of the teams earings so it shows that over time the Women’s team slowly worked there way to make the same as the Men’s team but by the end of 2017 the Women’s team made around 1 thousand dollars more than the Men’s team but keep in mind that the US team did not qualify for the World Cup  but if they did they would have earned more than the Women’s team.

The Washington Post also included how the players make money for winning a tournament. For  FIFA the winning team’s money goes to the federation then back to the players. One interesting fact is that  Men’s World Cup makes 40 million dollars if they win but for the Women’s World Cup it is only 4 million dollars. To watch the video click on this link below 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/08/are-us-womens-soccer-players-really-earning-less-than-men/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3a3efdc52826

With an interview CNN reporter Anderson Cooper, televised on July 9th, 2019, Rapinoe was asked if she had a message for President Trump. Rapione responded by looking at the camera and stating, “Your message is excluding people, people who look like me.. Your’e excluding people of color. You’re excluding Americans who support you; we need to have a reckoning with the message that you have and say  like Make America

Great Again, I think you were harking back to an era that was not great for everyone, it might have been good for a few people, maybe America is great for some people right now, but it’s not great for enough American’s in this world,.” 

“I think we have a responsibility each and everyone of us as the chief of this country to take care of every single person and you need to do better for everyone in this country,” added Rapinoe. 

 

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