Good at Soccer — Not Good at Math — Or Patriotism
For weeks and weeks the media has reported the Women’s National Team made less than the men’s team.
It made headlines.
The women actually sued to get equal pay!
And Elizabeth Warren tweeted even about it.
The @USWNT is #1 in the world & contributes higher revenues for @USSoccer than the men’s team, but they’re still paid a fraction of what the men earn. Women deserve equal pay for equal (or better!) work in offices, factories, AND on the soccer field. https://t.co/ftOSrjRyOE
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 11, 2019
On Monday US Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro tweeted out a letter that claims the Women Players have been making more than the men from 2010 to 2018.
They already make more money than the men.
My letter and fact sheet to our soccer community about the @USWNT lawsuit. We’re committed to doing right by our women’s players, and I’m optimistic we can get this done. https://t.co/5bzV4KRFdm (1/2) pic.twitter.com/GYYnPH1Z7c
— Carlos Cordeiro (@CACSoccer) July 29, 2019
NBC Sports reported:
U.S. Soccer says the players on the World Cup champion women’s national team were paid more than their male counterparts from 2010 through 2018.
According to a letter released Monday by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation has paid out $34.1 million in salary and game bonuses to the women as opposed to $26.4 million paid to the men. Those figures do not include benefits received only by the women, like health care.