In groundbreaking history, the sport is finally being leveled at least for soccer in the United States. After a long struggle for equal pay, US Soccer And the women’s and men’s national teams have reached an agreement that pays each player equally, formally closing the gender pay gap.
The Today show Break News and reports that the organization will share the money of the World Cup prizes.
Cindy Parlow, President of US Soccer, said in a statement: Identical in every respect In front of that. ”
Becky Sourbrun, captain of the US National Soccer Team, also shouted “extreme pride.” “And finally being able to say, equal pay for equal work feels very, very good.”
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Sauerbrunn admits it wasn’t easy to be happy with something that should have happened a long time ago. “It’s hard to find, so excited about something we really should have.”
The decision comes three months after the USNST negotiated with the US Soccer Federation after six years of fighting for equal pay.
“We are pleased to announce that, based on the negotiation of a new joint negotiating agreement, we will resolve our long-standing dispute over equal pay and stand proudly together in a shared commitment to advance equality in Soccer,” the statement said.