Second, your proposal is impossible to implement. The Menís players do not have a salary, they are paid per appearance, if they arenít called in then they donít get paid. In fact, until this last CBA, a player only got paid if they made the game day roster. Get called in but donít play? You only get per diem. But the men donít need a salary from US Soccer, they have a club paying them anyway.
The women however need a salary from US Soccer, the club landscape is so barren itís a necessity (well, the stars probably could get a decent check from Lyon). The NWSL canít survive without subsidies from the USSF. Taking that away at this point kills the WNT program.
Bonuses? I can understand getting things closer on things like win bonuses and appearance fees, knowing that their guaranteed salaries will moderate their bonuses. But some things must remain unequal, paying the men and women an equal bonus for qualifying for the World Cup would down right insulting to the men. The Womenís qualifying process is a 5 game tournament all played in the US, the Menís is a 16 month slog with trips to some of the toughest environments in the game.
Snoop weighs in.
ďIn a video posted to his Instagram, Snoop Dogg called out unequal pay for the US women's soccer team: ďSorry *** f-cking men from the U.S. team may never win sh-t, ain't ever win sh-t, can't even get out the f--king first round... Man, pay them ladies, man. Pay the girls what they're worth.Ē
Never thought Iíd see a Reddit post that could help me but I think this one kind of explains my position better than I could:
People pretend the comparisons are easy. They really arenít. As I said above, why are the women so dominant in their competitions, while the men lag behind? Why arenít Portugal and Croatia performing as well on the womenís side as they do on the menís? Why is the NCAA system able to put out world class consistent Cup-winning talent on the womenís side...but not the menís? Are these competitions really comparable?
Itís a s-ty question to ask, because on its face it definitely feels like an attempt to minimize the accomplishment of the USWNT. Which sucks, because they crush the f- out of this tournament. But if we want to start talking pay, and performance, then yeah guess we have to start asking these questions. Because performance in sports isnít just determined by wins and losses, but by the level of competition.
Because one might argue that the men are climbing a larger, more crowded hill. Failing spectacularly at the moment too, mind. But still.
In fact, for an even spicier take if anything this is an argument for pouring more money into the USMNT. If the argument is that USSF isnít a business, and itís not about revenues and profits but a nonprofit furthering the sport, then we need more money in menís soccer to attract talent due to the more crowded sporting landscape in the US (and the stiffer competition from abroad). After all, the women are absolutely crushing it at current funding levels, right? Clearly the current funding for the USWNT is sufficient to develop undisputed world class talent, while on the menís side we bleed talent into the NFL, NBA, etc.
Itís a horrifying argument, but I canít say that itís wrong.. Of course in reality Iíd say what we need is even greater support pumped into the NWSL and professional womenís soccer, because a stable, viable professional league for women who donít quite (or yet) make the cut for the USWNT to play in is pretty important for development of talent too.
On the contrary, it's because of one mod in particular that your sorry butt hasn't been banned from posting in the forum. Want to take a wild guess who that moderator is?
A US senator has introduced a bill that would prevent the use of federal funding for the 2026 men's World Cup until the US Soccer Federation agrees to equal pay for the women's and men's teamshttps://t.co/gMxQ79UTKK— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) July 9, 2019
I would like to congratulate Mexico and Canada on their wonderful joint hosting effort of the 2026 World Cup.
Also good is their budget proposals at past AGMs:
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