Are the U.S. women's soccer team players paid less? The gender pay gap explained | The Fact Checker

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In the world of women’s soccer, the team to beat is the United States. The Women’s National Team (USWNT) is ranked No. 1 in the world. They just won their fourth World Cup on Sunday. Fans give them the rock-star treatment. The president argues with them on Twitter. And they’re unquestionably more successful on the world stage than the Men’s National Team (USMNT).

But according to a class action lawsuit the team filed, the players are not treated as equals to the men’s national team. All 28 female players sued the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) — their employer — in U.S. District Court in March, alleging they are paid less than the men and are provided with less support, despite their consistent outstanding performance.

Can the women’s team claim credit for bringing in more revenue? Are the women players paid less than the men?

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31 Comments
  1. fransboy says

    Equal pay?……..play a serious game against the men to put forward your case. Your the ones claiming to be as good, Otherwise shut up!!

  2. Phenomenon says

    Once the women usa wins the MENS world cup then they will have a reason to complain. In the mean time try staying in your own league. Like the 15 year olds Dallas players. Oh wait they lost to them… maybe much lower

  3. ibrahiem Mohammed says

    Feminism is cancer

  4. C NearWheel says

    Nope

  5. Scott B says

    In the end I have no desire to pay to watch a professional sport where the players can't even beat 15 year old boys.

  6. Peter Colichidas says

    Woman's soccer is not as popular than men's. I've never seen anyone wearing a woman's soccer jersey. The only interest is World Cup. Hardly anyone goes to the US women's soccer league games (whatever their name is).

  7. Wong Alex says

    Stop crying to the government, earn it by yourself.

  8. wayne derby says

    THAT'S BULLSHIT. THEY MADE 101 MILLION AND PLAYED 238 GAMES WHILE MEN'S SOCCER MADE 185 MILLION AND PLAYED 191 GAMES. SO HOW IS WOMEN SOCCER MAKING MORE? FURTHERMORE WHAT ABOUT TELEVISION, APPAREL SALES, AND OTHER ENDORSEMENTS. MEN MAKE MORE FOR THEIR INPUT.

  9. Ad El says

    who the hell watches women’s soccer??

  10. iShean says

    The women's team is paid on basis of a fixed salary.The men's team is paid based on incentives.AND IT WAS THE WOMEN'S TEAM WHO REJECTED INCENTIVES and demanded fixed salary.Now that the women's team realized that they could've made more money had they not rejected the incentives contract,they are pissed off and are simply screaming Discrimination.JUST LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT.She too signed that goddamn contract herself and is now complaining about "The Man"

  11. stuart zimmermann says

    Is this the women football team that got thrashed by 13 and 14 yr olds

  12. Lil JK says

    I bet she dosent even watch it care about the women’s sports team, she only complains when she finds out there paid different, MENS SPORTS BRINGS IN MORE MONEY,

  13. Jack Jack says

    Stupid video.

  14. Dennis Gonzalez says

    The men soccer team is more diverse.

  15. Lena Diestra says

    This case was just stupid

  16. csonkaperdido says

    THE WOMEN'S TEAM NEGOTIATED THIER OWN SALARIES!The judge threw this case out because the women's team wanted salaries and bonuses.Mens team doesn't get a salary and must be picked for the roster in order to get paid ANYTHING.Women team gets money to not play.Remember – this is what THE WOMEN THEMSELVES CHOSE. They could have easily said "we want EXACTLY the same deal as the men"They would get paid FAR less than they do with guaranteed salaries – so this is a BS political battle by the utterly obnoxious Rapinoe just to make people think the men are getting more.Facts:Less men's team players receive $100k per year than women's team players.

  17. Enthusiastic Zestful Villainy says

    This video failed to mention that the men's salary depends on whether a player GETS CALLED UP to participate in an event. This mean that a player in the men can earn no money at all of the team does not decide to call him up to play. That uncertainty is not present in the women's contract. The women's team as the video mentioned get a base salary, which the women agreed with on their CBA. The federation offered them the same terms as the mens but they choose to have a base salary structure.

  18. Bevarsi Kudka says

    They're so pathetic they lost 0-7 to Dallas u15 boys team and they're getting paid what they asked for a salary unlike mens team which are franchise based and paid through contract hence not even a salary. The women were asked what they wanted and they picked salary now they complaint. Lol pathetic and shameless on their part.

  19. Haga says

    They get paid less because women soccer is lame. And everywhere in the world nobody cares about women soccer. US shouldn't care either. Because it is lame.

  20. Hello Are you there says

    They are not good lol call FC DALLAS boys u15 please

  21. Andy samy says

    This article is researched/ written / presented by morons. Washington Post is rubbish

  22. He ro says

    Cristiano Ronaldo sold 60 Mio.$ worth of Juventus Shirts after moving there in the first 24 hours.That's why he gets paid better then women who earn 130 Mio. $ in an entire world cup.

  23. CCW Noob says

    Women should be paid equally; therefore, their pay should be reduced. Right now theyare paid way more than men as a percentage of revenue. EQUALITY EQUALITY!EQUALITY! btw, revenue does not generate money … it's trees.

  24. Dipan Pathak says

    Plz shut ur mouth

  25. truth sayer says

    Basically, the USWNT spokeswomen are telling us to support them just to support them because supporting women is a good thing but they fail to mention their abilities are mediocre at best as they can't even beat 15 year old boys team.

  26. truth sayer says

    Any boys high school soccer team can beat the USWNT, celebrating mediocrity

  27. RJK says

    Why do women tennis players get paid the same as the men in grand slam tournaments when they only play best of five? The men have to play best of seven. Women are also paid much more than men for doing exactly the same job in fashion modeling but no women complaining about that!

  28. ARGON CHINO says

    It took 100 years for men to get payed what they get today

  29. Grant Dries says

    3:46 talking about being good when a womens player falls passing ?

  30. JOAO PEDRO Pereira says

    THE REAL FIFA WORLD CUP HAD A 6 BILLION DOLLARS REVENUE THÁT´S BILLION WITH A B!!!!!! THE WOMEN WORLD CUP HAD 73 MILLION DOLLARS REVENUE!!!!!!!!! 54 TIMES LESS REVENUE!!!!!!!! ACTUALLY THE MEN´S(THE ONLY ONE THE REST OF THE WORLD WATCHES AND HAS THE HIGHEST AUDIENCE OF A SINGLE SPORTS EVENT IN THE WORLD EVERY 4 YEARS!!!!!!)  IS PAID MUCH LESS OF THE REVENUE TO THE CHAMPIONS!!!!!!IGNORANT FEMINIST PSEUDO JOURNALIST

  31. Jb Mayotte says

    Im sorry, but men’s soccer and women’s soccer are two different sports. I’ll start listening to arguments for equal pay when a match between the men’s team and the women’s team would be even slightly competitive.

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