A wage discrimination claim was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Center (EEOC) by members of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, pointing to documents that the Men’s National Soccer Team members were paid around 300% more in wages. The complaint wasfiled against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and uses the USSF’s own documents to show the pay disparity. Those documents also show that the women’s team generated almost $20 million more in revenue than the men’s team.
According to the EEOC filings, the way the two teams are paid are completely different. Both teams are required to play 20 friendly matches per year. Women are paid $3,600 per game, with a bonus of $1,350 if they win the match. Men are paid $5,000 if they lose a friendly and up to $17,625 if they win. The differences become more pronounced for World Cup matches, with bonus potential for the men being much higher than the women. Even ticket revenue favors the men’s team by paying them $0.30 more per ticket sold.
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