US Womens National Team Sues for Equal Pay:

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  1. robertmac43

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    I've heard this arguekent before ... if they bring in Equal amount of revenue then they're entitled to equal pay however, if not then they do not deserve to get equal pay. Pretty simple.
     
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    That's how I have looked at it as well.

    Its so easy to put it that way as a male but at the same time it's the harsh reality.
     
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    How? I play on a Sunday league should I be expected to get equal pay as a professional?

    Should scrubs like Henderson or ronaldo be paid as much as Messi?
     
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    LOL! In the modeling industry(for example),mens don t stand a chance against woman. should male models supposed to fight for equal pay now? This is ridiculuous! Business is business.
     
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    I think it depends heavily on the year.

    From an ESPN article on it
    Granted that year was when the women won the women’s World Cup, but the men obviously didn’t have a World Cup to bring in revenue.

    The men and women also fill different rolls. Women’s team players are basically full time national team players whereas men are full time players for their club and only receive bonuses from the national team when they’re called up to it.
     
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    I was agreeing with you, the part where you say they don't deserve equal pay. My bad, should have bolded it
     
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    The question isn't really one of equal pay to me, it's whether they get a salary reflecting their contribution to the USSF.

    There's no women's pro league that gives enough of a financial incentive for women to keep playing soccer into their 30s. The USSF however clearly is trying to do so..why? Obviously because they profit from the USWNT. So the question is whether the money they pay those women is fair or not in light of the revenue generated. I'll leave that to accountants and lawyers to figure out though.

    Though I will say their case may have some merit given that the U.S. might be the one country in the world where women's soccer isn't some artifice kept alive by sports association functionaries as a socio-political project.
     
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    People have to realize there's more to this than just equal pay. Insufficient facilities, substandard fields, substandard hotels, commercial flights instead of charter flights compared to the men, turf fields instead of grass. And then you get to the equal pay where if the men and the women play an equal amount of friendlies in a calender year, the men would receive more money if they lost all their friendlies vs the women if they won all their games. And this is something that has been going on for years. US soccer isn't going to suspend them in a World cup year either.
     
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    oh I knew you were agreeing with me but Im just question why is it a harsh reality. It's pretty logically to me.

    The results of friendlies matter not... who generates the most money, that's it that's all.
     
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    I always feel like women pushing equal pay in womens sports is a waste of time (as terrible as that sounds)

    What I always change the narrative to is that we need to work on more equal opportunity more so than equal pay. If more women had the opportunity to play sports there would be more players leading to a bigger talent pool. Slowly this would build the quality of pay and maybe make things more entertaining for consumers.

    Obviously it would not touch the guys sport ever. But this way it would be a slow increase of talent.
     

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