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Equal Pay For U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Agreed Upon

In a historic decision, equal pay is finally coming to U.S. Soccer.

The U.S. Soccer Federation has announced that under a new CBA agreement, the Women’s National Team will finally be paid the same as the Men’s National Team. This comes as a historic win for women and sports, and is a stepping stone for achieving equal pay in all fields across the world.

The new contract, which runs through 2028, comes after the USMNT (Men’s Team) and USWNT (Women’s Team) agreed to put all of their earnings into a single pool, and then divvy up the totals. This includes all players who will partake in the upcoming FIFA World Cup, which the U.S. is a part of.

“No other country has ever done this,” U.S. Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone said. “I think everyone should be really proud of what we’ve accomplished here. It really, truly is historic.”

In February 2022, the women’s team announced a settlement that in the upcoming CBA, equal pay would be achieved, and now, that has finally been agreed upon. The federation will pay the women’s team between $22 million and $24 million in back pay.

“We hope that this agreement and its historic achievements in not only providing for equal pay but also in improving the training and playing environment for national team players will similarly serve as the foundation for continued growth of women’s soccer both in the United States and abroad,” said Becky Sauerbrunn, president of the United States Women’s National Team Players Association.

“This is a huge win for all women,” USWNT star Megan Rapinoe said. “I think we’re going to see that in the coming days and hopefully this will be a day we look back on in a number of years when we’re a little bit older and say that’s the moment that everything changed.”

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  • Chris Kirsch

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Chris is a sports culture writer for Celeb Secrets. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, he has been writing ever since he could pick up a pen. He also loves traveling, gaming and pizza, and can tell you a thing or two about each. Follow Chris on Twitter…

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