Federal Judge Approves Partial Deal Between Women's National Team and US Soccer
By admin - April 14, 2021

It’s been a long-time coming to get equal rights for women in soccer. It seems as if some type of headway is made right now. Here are the highlights:

  • U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner approved the Dec. 1 settlement during a hearing on Monday.
  • They’ll grant women players charter flights, hotel accommodations, venue selection, and personal staff on the same level as the men’s national team.
  • The players sued the USSF in 2019 for not getting equal pay under their collective bargaining agreement. However, Klausner dismissed the case by ruling that the women rejected a pay-to-play structure similar to the one that the men agreed upon, and accepted higher base salaries and benefits than the men.
  • Players spokeswoman Molly Levinson said that they’re pleased the court approved of women getting equal working conditions, which would allow the game of women’s football to grow. However, they’re still in the fight to get equal pay.
  • They’re committed to getting equal pay so that the next generation of women will prosper more.
  • The governing body says they’re 100% committed to equal pay but the USWNT hasn’t accepted their offer. They’re hoping to reach some sort of settlement outside of court. 
  • On an international level, FIFA President Gianni Infantino proposed that FIFA double the women’s prize money to $60 million for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.