By Anne M. Peterson Published 9:08 pm PDT, Monday, July 29, 2019 Facing mounting public pressure in a fight over equitable pay, U.S. Soccer said the World Cup champion women’s national team has been paid more than the men’s team. According to a letter released Monday by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation paid out $34.1 million in salary and game bonuses to the women between 2010 and 2018 as opposed to $26.4 million paid to the men. The total does not include the value of benefits received only by the women, like health care. The federation released the figures as it moves toward mediating a federal lawsuit in which players for the women’s team accused U.S. Soccer of “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes inequitable compensation when compared with players on the men’s team. Comparing compensation between the two teams is difficult because the pay structure is based on different collective … [Read more...] about U.S. Soccer says women’s team pay exceeded men’s
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By Matt Young Updated 1:35 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 PHOTOS: Learn more about United States controversial soccer star Megan Rapinoe United States' forward Megan Rapinoe has elevated her star status with an elite performance so far at the Women's World Cup. She also has drawn some backlash from President Donald Trump. Go through the photos to learn more about who Megan Rapinoe is ... less PHOTOS: Learn more about United States controversial soccer star Megan Rapinoe United States' forward Megan Rapinoe has elevated her star status with an elite performance so far at the Women's World Cup. She ... more Photo: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images Photo: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 PHOTOS: Learn more about United States controversial soccer … [Read more...] about Everything you should know about U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe
Steven Goff, Washington Post Published 12:35 pm CDT, Sunday, June 23, 2019 REIMS, France — The U.S. women’s national soccer team humming through the World Cup is notable for boundless depth, waves of first-class forwards and hearty experience. There are famous players, rising figures and an unapologetic swagger that irks opponents. But behind the scenes — quietly, firmly and armed with a dry sense of humor while her band stacks up goals, victories and endorsements — Coach Jill Ellis has helped define the world’s top-ranked team. In charge since May 2014 — and, before that, for two interim stints — Ellis will equal April Heinrichs’s program record for matches coached (124) on Monday when the Americans play Spain in the round of 16. She is the only woman to guide the United States to a World Cup title, the previous winners being Anson Dorrance (1991) and the late Tony DiCicco (1999). If she were to repeat the feat July 7 in … [Read more...] about The woman behind the U.S. soccer success
Sally Jenkins, Washington Post Published 12:48 pm CDT, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Picture the expressions of U.S. Soccer Federation officials every time Alex Morgan went lightly skipping down the pitch and scored another goal in the Americans’ opening match of the women’s World Cup. The falling faces, the slack mouths, the groans and the fingertips pressed to their creased foreheads, as their legal position became ever more indefensible. Just imagine how that record-setting 13-0 victory over Thailand will play at a jury trial. It’s going to be a lot of fun watching lawyers for the soccer federation try to justify why the U.S. Women’s National Team, with their air rifles for legs, are paid 38 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts and had to sue for fair wages. It’s going to be pure entertainment listening to federation president Carlos Cordeiro stammer out an explanation on the witness stand of why this team, which is nothing … [Read more...] about U.S. women’s soccer team is an American treasure. Pay them.
byline credit Published 4:44 pm PST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 ALICANTE, Spain — What do you do when your 28-match international unbeaten streak is broken? When you’re the No. 1 women’s soccer team in the world, you start a new one. Stanford alum Christen Press scored in the 53rd minute and the United States rebounded from a rare loss with a 1-0 victory over Spain on Tuesday. The United States was coming off a 3-1 loss to France on Saturday in Le Havre. Before that, the Americans were 25-0-3 after losing 1-0 to Australia in 2017. Press sprinted 50-plus yards down field and angled her shot into the net. Spain defender Irene Paredes unsuccessfully tried to knock the ball off its trajectory. It was Press’ 47th international career goal. U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher earned her 22nd career shutout. Former Stanford player Christen Press score her 47th goal for the U.S. Former Stanford player Christen Press score her 47th goal for the U.S. … [Read more...] about Christen Press scores and US women’s soccer team downs Spain 1-0