Equal compensation between the men and women’s teams of the United States has been described as “altering the game throughout the globe” after a new deal.
American soccer clubs have agreed to combine their World Cup prize money and their part of the broadcast and sponsorship profits, according to a statement from the league.
These accords have “changed American soccer forever,” according to US Soccer former president Cindy Parlow Cone.
It’s possible that they might have a global impact.
Players on the women’s team filed a discrimination case in 2019 and a settlement was reached earlier this year that included a $24 million (£17.7 million) award. The new deal was seen as a “essential and crucial step toward settlement” by US Soccer.
There was also a statement that said, “We are currently awaiting final class and court approval of the settlement.”
A “historic” event, according to two-time US World Cup champion Alex Morgan.
Men’s and women’s tournament prize money are given out differently by Fifa, and US Soccer has previously said that it is impossible to equalize the sums between the two teams.
According to the four-time World Cup champions’ captain Becky Sauerbrunn, “we hope that this agreement and its historic achievements will similarly to the way serve as the foundation for continued growth of women’s soccer both in the United States and abroad.” This agreement also provides equal pay for national team players.
It is also guaranteed that the women’s team will play in equal social venues, stay in hotels of comparable quality, and travel to games on the same number of charter aircraft as the men’s squad.
This new agreement includes childcare benefits for the men’s squad, which has been in place for more than 25 years for the women.