US Soccer says it has offered men, women identical contracts

The U.S. Football Federation stated it had presented similar contract proposals Tuesday to the gamers’ associations for the boys’s and ladies’s nationwide groups, and the governing frame stated it will refuse to conform to a deal during which International Cup prize cash isn’t equalized.

The unions for the women and men are separate. Underneath federal exertions legislation, they’ve no legal responsibility to discount collectively or to conform to identical phrases.


The lads’s contract expired in December 2018. The ladies’s settlement runs thru this December.

“U.S. Football firmly believes that the most productive trail ahead for all concerned, and for the way forward for the game in the US, is a unmarried pay construction for each senior nationwide groups,” the us stated in a remark. “This proposal will make sure that USWNT and USMNT gamers stay some of the highest-paid senior nationwide staff gamers on the planet, whilst offering a earnings sharing construction that might permit all events to start anew and percentage jointly within the alternative that blended funding someday of U.S. Football will ship over the process a brand new CBA.”

The lads’s union didn’t right away reply to a request for remark. Molly Levinson, a spokeswoman for the ladies’s union, declined to remark.

After the us requested the boys’s union closing week to voluntarily equalize International Cup bonus cash paid to the federation by means of FIFA, former males’s nationwide staff gamers declined remark or didn’t reply to requests for remark.

Pieces these days within the ladies’s contract, comparable to pay for gamers within the Nationwide Girls’s Football League and maternity and being pregnant depart and pay, would now not essentially be dropped from USSF proposals, the federation stated.

Avid gamers led by means of Alex Morgan sued the us in March 2019, contending they’ve now not been paid equitably below their collective bargaining settlement in comparison to what the boys’s staff receives below its settlement that expired in December 2018. The ladies requested for greater than $64 million in damages plus $three million in passion below the Equivalent Pay Act and Identify VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

U.S. District Pass judgement on R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles threw out the pay declare in Would possibly 2020, ruling the ladies rejected a pay-to-play construction very similar to the only within the males’s settlement and authorized larger base salaries and advantages than the boys. He allowed their allegation of discriminatory operating prerequisites to visit trial.

The ladies requested the ninth Circuit to overrule the trial courtroom’s ruling and put their salary declare again not off course. A 3-judge panel is prone to listen oral arguments past due this yr or in early 2022.

FIFA awarded $400 million in prize cash for the 32 groups on the 2018 males’s International Cup, together with $38 million to champion France. It awarded $30 million for the 24 groups on the 2019 Girls’s International Cup, together with $four million to the U.S. after the American citizens received their 2nd instantly identify.

FIFA has larger the whole to $440 million for the 2022 males’s International Cup, and its president, Gianni Infantino, has proposed FIFA double the ladies’s prize cash to $60 million for the 2023 Girls’s International Cup, during which FIFA has larger the groups to 32.

“U.S. Football is not going to conform to any collective bargaining settlement that doesn’t take the essential step of equalizing FIFA International Cup prize cash,” the federation stated. “U.S. Football believes that one of the best ways to reach those essential targets is by means of the ladies’s and males’s gamers’ associations coming in combination to barter one contract. Then again, if the gamers’ associations select to proceed to barter one at a time as they’ve thus far, U.S. Football will invite the USWNTPA to sit down in at the negotiations with the USNSTPA and vice versa, within the passion of complete transparency.”

Maximum federations body their bills to gamers for International Cups at the FIFA quantities.


Underneath their exertions contract, U.S. males were given $55,000 every for making the 2014 International Cup roster, then cut up $four.three million for incomes 4 issues within the crew degree and achieving the knockout degree. That calculated to only below $187,000 in step with participant.

The U.S. ladies cut up $862,500 for making the roster and $2.53 million for profitable the 2019 International Cup, which got here to $147,500 in step with participant. If that they had carried out equivalently to the boys, the bonus for every below their deal would were $37,500. The ladies additionally obtain bills for a post-International Cup excursion that they cut up: $350,000 in step with recreation in the event that they received, $300,000 in the event that they completed 2nd and $250,000 in the event that they have been 3rd.

The offers even have other bonus buildings for qualifying.

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