US Women’s National Soccer Team Win Battle for Equal Pay

The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) and U.S. Soccer have agreed to settle their equal pay lawsuit for a total of $24 million. Photo: USWNT (Instagram)

The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) and U.S. Soccer have agreed to settle their equal pay lawsuit for a total of $24 million, in what US star midfielder Megan Rapinoe described as “a monumental win for women’s sports and women’s soccer, in particular.”

On Tuesday, both parties released a joint statement on the settlement agreement, resolving the outstanding equal pay claims in litigation that has been pending since March 2019.

Speaking to ESPN after the announcement, Rapinoe said: “There’s no real justice in this other than this never happening again.”

In a further interview on Good Morning America, Rapinoe beamed as she spoke of what this means to women’s soccer.

“It’s a really amazing day. I think we’re going to look back on this day and say this is the moment that, you know, U.S. Soccer changed for the better.”

Rapinoe’s national team mate, Alex Morgan, backed up her sentiments, tweeting:

“It’s a historic day for us! It’s been years and years of fighting for equality within our sport. Today we accomplished that with US Soccer!”

 

JOINT STATEMENT ON SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

 

“We are pleased to announce that, contingent on the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, we will have resolved our longstanding dispute over equal pay and proudly stand together in a shared commitment to advancing equality in soccer.

 

Getting to this day has not been easy. The U.S. Women’s National Team players have achieved unprecedented success while working to achieve equal pay for themselves and future athletes. Today, we recognize the legacy of the past USWNT leaders who helped to make this day possible, as well as all of the women and girls who will follow.  Together, we dedicate this moment to them. We look forward to continuing to work together to grow women’s soccer and advance opportunities for young girls and women in the United States and across the globe.

 

US Soccer has committed to providing an equal rate of pay going forward for Women’s and Men’s National teams in all friendlies and tournaments, including World Cups. The details will be established by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement between US Soccer and US Women’s National Team.

 

Photo 1 Caption: The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) and U.S. Soccer have agreed to settle their equal pay lawsuit for a total of $24 million. Photo: USWNT (Instagram)

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