U.S. professional football associations have reached a historic agreement. Image: EFE / File
United States Soccer Federation (USSF) And the American National Team Players Association arrived this Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Historic agreement For a new joint venture that earns equal pay in the country’s professional football.
USSF will guarantee “Equal pay “Through uniform economic conditions,” the report said in an official statement.
There will be a joint agreement Power Until 2028 And inclusive compensation for all contests including ” FIFA World Cup And the introduction of a uniform process for sharing all commercial income of both parties.
“The agreements will ensure that the United States continues to have players in the national team The highest salary in the worldThe USSF added.
Details of the contract
The agreement also provides for distribution with an equal distribution of ” Fifty%From revenue generated from broadcasting and sponsorship, and the USSF further agreed to pay players a portion of the proceeds from the sale of home game tickets.
Support for this is added Child care “National team calls and match times” and a retirement support plan.
“The achievements of this agreement are a testament to the incredible efforts of ‘WNT’ (women’s national team) players on and off the field,” said Becky Sourabrun, President of the Women’s National Team and the American Women’s Players’ Association. .
Sauerbrunn himself was part of a team of five football players, including Megan Rapino, Alex Morgan, Carly Lloyd and Hope Solo, who went ahead in 2016 and began a dispute with the U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission. USA (EEOC) Due to pay inequality.
On February 22, after lengthy negotiations, the dispute was settled through an agreement that resulted in players receiving USD 24 million. Compensation.
Sauerbrunn has dedicated this historic deal to a generation of “pre-team” players and hopes it will “serve as the foundation for the continued growth of women’s football in the United States and around the world.”
Walker Zimmerman, a member of the American Players’ Association Leadership Group, said: “They said that equal pay for men and women is not possible, but it did not stop us and we went and did it.”
The U.S. women’s soccer team is a great international force and has won four World Cups (1991, 1999, 2015 and 2019), a success that far outperforms an American men’s team that did not qualify for the last World Cup (Russia 2018) and returned to Qatar in 2022. Will come
The United States Soccer Federation is based in Chicago and has been the governing body of football in the United States since 1913.
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