USSF releases pre-Women's World Cup financial information
The U.S. Soccer Federation has posted its financial statements spanning from April 2014 to March 2015 before the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Further information is expected to be released this winter and early 2016.
USSF spent $31.1 million in expenses for the men’s national team, which is more than three times as much spent on the women's national team's $10.3 million in expenses. The report does not include the women’s World Cup, but encompasses the men’s World Cup.
The national team’s contract with Nike reported about $20.4 million in revenue, which is broken down from a $10 million base contract, $1,687,500 million commitment bonus, $3,862,043 million in equipment revenue, $4,056,085 million from merchandise royalties, $500,000 in discretionary funds and a $250,000 men’s FIFA World Cup bonus. The team’s deal with Nike runs through 2022.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s contract as the U.S. men’s national team head coach runs through July 2018. His base compensation is $2.5 million, but can increase with bonuses that are not specified. Klinsmann's latest earnings will not be known until the winter. He earned $2.5 million from his hiring in 2013 to March 2015, which is a significant increase from former head coach Bob Bradley’s reported $818,244 salary in 2010.
Women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis received a contract extension in August after leading the USWNT to its first World Cup title since 1999. Specific contract details are still not available.
A men’s national team collective bargaining agreement runs through Dec. 31, 2018. The women's collective bargaining agreement expired on Dec. 31, 2012 but remains in place due to a Memo of Understanding. The USSF’s has assisted in the management National Women’s Soccer League was to expire in Dec. but will likely get extended as the USSF invested $1.43 million in the advancement of the league.
- Christopher Chavez