BEIJING, May 19 (Xinhua) -- On May 18, local time, the U.S. Soccer Association and the women's and men's national teams announced a historic collective bargaining agreement to close the gender gap and ensure that every player, male or female, can Get equal pay.

  Under the terms of the agreement, the World Cup prize money will be shared between the men's and women's teams and distributed equally among all players.

The men's and women's soccer teams will also share all of the U.S. Soccer's commercial and tournament revenue equally.

  In addition to remuneration, the terms of the agreement will ensure a first-class competition and training environment for national team players.

This includes providing the same quality field, accommodation, training camp staff, etc., to the women's and men's soccer teams.

In the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, the United States defeated the Netherlands and won the cup for the fourth time.

  "This is a historic moment. These agreements have forever changed the rules of American football and have the potential to further impact the world," said the president of the US Soccer Association. A new phase of mutual growth and cooperation.”

  The U.S. Soccer Federation said in a statement that the agreement will run through 2028.

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