The United States Soccer Federation (Football) announced on Wednesday a historic agreement that will see women earn equal pay to men in the national team.
The American Federation becomes the first in the world to match the World Cup prizes for women’s and men’s teams in their participation in the competition.
Cindy Parlow Cone, president of the American Football Federation, was proud of this decision: “This is a truly historic moment. These deals changed football forever here in the United States and have the potential to change it around the world.
“I am grateful for the commitment and collaboration of the men’s and women’s national teams and I am incredibly proud of the hard work that has brought us to this moment. Anyone who cares about our sport should share this pride,” continued Cindy Parlow Cone.
This historic agreement covers aspects such as “equal pay for equal work”, “benefits for the national team”, “better playing and training environments”, “more benefits (insurance, parenting and short-term disability)”, “deals by 2028” and “Impact of ratification on the resolution of equal pay disputes”.
In a historic achievement, US Soccer, @USMNT and @USWNT met to agree new collective bargaining agreements that will run until 2028 and to achieve real equal pay – including equalizing World Cup prize money.
— American Football (@ussoccer) May 18, 2022