From “equal pay” chants to Congressional bills, U.S. Soccer is under a barrage of public pressure to compensate the WNT players the same as their male counterparts. On Monday, U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro pushed back on the matter claiming the women have been paid more than the men over the past decade. SI Now’s Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell unpack the statement and assess the ongoing public dispute.
US Soccer says that USWNT has made more than men's team
According to a letter released Monday by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation paid out $34.1 million in salary and game bonuses to the women between 2010 and 2018 as opposed to $26.4 million paid to the men.