United States Soccer Federation offers identical contracts to USMNT and USWNT

Christian Pulisic of United States
Christian Pulisic of United States - IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

In a bold move to encourage gender equality in sports, the United States Soccer Federation has reportedly offered similar financial terms to both men’s and women’s national teams. The organization has also stated that it would only agree to a deal that equally distributes the World Cup prize money between USWNT and USMNT.

No written law blatantly compels the federation to provide their employees with equal pay, considering the separate unions of men and women. Nevertheless, such a step is deemed essential for the future of sport in the USA by the concerned authorities. 

In a recorded statement, U.S. Soccer voiced their belief in establishing a single pay structure for both the senior national teams, hailing it as the best path for all the parties involved.

While the specifics of the proposed contracts are yet to be finalized, the idea would reconfirm the status of USMNT and USWNT as the highest-paid national teams on the planet. In contrast to most federations, who structure their World Cup payments as per FIFA’s regulations, USSF used to pay their personnel under the U.S. labour act.

IN OCTOBER, the USMNT will host Jamaica in their upcoming World Cup qualifier, while the women’s team are slated to play against Paraguay in a friendly match later this month.