USA: Women national soccer team players paid the same as men

United States fans before the semi-final of the England / United States Women's World Cup, at Groupama Stadium, in Lyon, July 2, 2019. REUTERS - DENIS BALIBOUSE

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This is the commitment of the US Soccer federation which announces that it has reached an agreement with a group of players.

Led by the charismatic Megan Rapinoe, the players of the American selection had filed a complaint against their federation to demand equal treatment to that of men.


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With our correspondent in Miami, 

David Thomson


When you win, everyone wins 

,” Megan Rapinoe immediately rejoiced on Twitter.

With her American teammates, the world star of women's football had filed an appeal against her federation just after being crowned world champions in France in 2019.

When we win, everyone wins!

— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) February 22, 2022

Paid ten times less at the 2019 Women's World Cup

This Tuesday, the 28 players win their case with a 24 million dollar agreement, 22 of which they will have to share.

This agreement will put an end to their lawsuits once a new agreement is signed in which US Soccer undertakes to pay from now on equal wages for the women's and men's national teams.

This agreement is supposed to settle the question of bonuses at the heart of the complaint of the world champions.

In 2018, Fifa had paid more than 32 million euros to the French team after its global success.

For their

world title in 2019

, American players received ten times less.


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