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: 2019 06 22 Revenge will not be on the menu for the U.S. national team when it takes the field against Trinidad and Tobago in Gold Cup action on Saturday in Cleveland. No number of goals, and no margin of victory, will erase the memory of the USMNT’s devastating World Cup qualifying loss to the Soca Warriors in 2017. What Saturday’s Gold Cup group match will be able to provide isn’t revenge, but catharsis

2019 06 22b Retrieve

[U.S. Soccer provided a statement about the mediation. The suit was under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and alleges that US Soccer ‘paid only lip service to gender equality and continues to practice gender-based discrimination against its champion female employees’] While we welcome the opportunity to mediate, we are disappointed the plaintiffs’ counsel felt it necessary to share this news publicly during the Women’s World Cup and create any possible distraction from the team’s focus on the tournament and success on the field. We look forward to everyone returning their focus to the efforts on the field as we aim to win another title

2019 06 25 Retrieve

[Messi’s $84m income highlighted by United Nations in attack on women footballers’s pay] One male soccer player makes almost double the combined salaries of all players in the top seven women’s soccer leagues. During the Women’s World Cup 2019, join UN Women in demanding equal pay for women in sport

: 2019 06 25b Pay discrimination has been a hot topic during the Women’s World Cup in France, with 28 U.S. women’s national team players currently embroiled in a lawsuit with U.S. Soccer over wage issues. The lawsuit, which was filed in March, is being led by current USWNT stars Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Becky Sauerbrunn.

2019 06 25c Retrieve

[UN Women said in their message on the gender pay gap in football] During the Women’s World Cup 2019, join UN Women in demanding equal pay for women in sport

2019 06 25b Retrieve

[The US Soccer Federation then introduced a new rule demanding all players stand for the anthem] As part of the privilege to represent your country, we have an expectation that our players and coaches will stand and honor our flag while the national anthem is played

: 2019 06 27 The Gold Cup quarterfinals are set, with the U.S. national team drawn against Curacao in the quarterfinals while traditional powers Mexico and Costa Rica will square off on the other side of the bracket

: 2019 06 28 In Friday’s game against France, Jill Ellis will lead the U.S. women’s national team out for the 125th time, passing April Heinrichs for the most games coached with the USWNT

: 2019 07 04 The National Women’s Soccer League has announced a deal with ESPN to televise 14 matches through the remainder of the 2019 season

: 2019 07 05 Who holds the most appearances for the USWNT? Kristine Lilly with 354 appearances and 130 goals.

: 2019 07 05b Who is the USWNT’s top goalscorer? Abby Wambach with 256 appearances and 184 goals

: 2019 07 06 More than 50 members of the United States Congress have added their signatures to a letter demanding answers from the US Soccer Federation regarding inferior wages paid to the country’s female footballers

2019 07 06b Retrieve

[World Cup bonuses are also diminished, with male players landing some $55,000 compared to a figure of $15,000 for women, while the game’s authorities handed the men’s team a $5.4 million bonus after their round of 16 exit at the 2014 World Cup - some $3.7m more than they handed the female squad after they lifted the trophy a year later. Such disparity has caught Congress’s attention - none more so than Rep] What more will it take for our players to receive the recognition and compensation they deserve? The USWNT is the most successful team in women’s soccer history, winning World Cup titles in 1991, 1999 and 2015; winning four Olympic gold medals; and holding the No. 1 ranking entering the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. However, despite doing the same job as the U.S. Men’s National Team, USWNT players are receiving inferior wages, working conditions, and investment from U.S. Soccer

2019 07 06c Retrieve

[Congress questions USWNT pay inequality on eve of World Cup Final. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer added] Discrimination (is) staring us all in the face. These women, who inspire our country with their poise, tenacity, skill and excellence every time they take the field deserve to be fairly compensated

2019 07 09 Retrieve

[Just like four years ago, the USWNT parade will take place in Manhattan, New York where the USWNT members will be presented with keys to the city by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Mayor said of the 2015 ceremony] Young women who watched that game will grow up and they’ll tell their daughters and tell their sons about that 2015 championship team that made history - that opened minds and brought us together.

2019 07 10 Retrieve

[Senator Joe Manchin on Tuesday introduced a bill to the U.S. Senate that, if passed, would see the federal government withhold funding for the 2026 World Cup until U.S. Soccer ‘agrees to provide equitable pay’ to both the U.S. men’s and women’s teams] I received a letter from Coach Izzo-Brown highlighting her worries that women on the WVU Women’s Soccer Team could one day make the U.S. women’s team and not get paid the same as the men’s team. That’s just plain wrong. That’s why I’m introducing legislation that will require the U.S. Soccer Federation to pay the men’s and women’s national soccer teams equitably before any federal funds may be used for the 2026 World Cup.

The clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams is unacceptable and I’m glad the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team latest victory is causing public outcry. They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly. I’m encouraging everyone to call their Senator and Representatives to help us get this bill passed and finally create a level playing field for all

2019 07 30 Retrieve

[USWNT accuses national federation of ‘sad ruse’ over gender pay gap claims] This is a sad attempt by USSF to quell the overwhelming tide of support the USWNT has received from everyone from fans to sponsors to the United States Congress. The USSF has repeatedly admitted that it does not pay the women equally and that it does not believe the women even deserve to be paid equally. The fact is the women’s team requested the same compensation structure as the men have, so they would be paid equally for equal performance.

USSF refused, ordering lower compensation in every category for the women’s team in a pay for performance structure. That is patently unequal pay. The USSF fact sheet is not a ‘clarification’. It is a ruse. Here is what they cannot deny. For every game a man plays on the MNT he makes a higher base salary payment than a woman on the WNT. For every comparable win or tie, his bonus is higher. That is the very definition of gender discrimination. For the USSF to believe otherwise is disheartening but it only increases our determination to obtain true equal pay. If the USSF cannot agree to this at the upcoming mediation, we will see them in the court of law and the court of public opinion

2019 07 30b Retrieve

[US Soccer though, has pushed back against the idea the women requested a different compensation structure] During the last CBA negotiations in 2017, U.S. Soccer offered the USWNTPA the same contract structure as the Men’s national team and they rejected it, stating they preferred a guaranteed salaries and benefits over the pay-to-play structure

2019 07 30c Retrieve

[USWNT equal pay dispute sees U.S. Soccer miss the mark with misleading claims. A statement from the U.S. men’s soccer team players association read] The Cordeiro letter includes the claim that the USWNT lost $27m over the past 11 years, but admits that is based on false accounting because the Federation ‘traditionally’ does not count any of the sponsorship, television, or marketing money the Federation generates from USWNT and USMNT players and their games. What U.S. sports team makes money if they don’t count television, sponsorship, and marketing revenue?