Sounds like a bunch of ambulance chasing attorneys got a hold of some of the
women's players and filled their heads (and their own pockets) with ideas
of litigation to get more money. Now they are trying to get everyone to believe
that the women make the same every year as they do in a year where they win the
women's world cup. Our men make a pittance compared to European players,
do you see them crying foul? No, they know that European soccer is
bigger/better and generates more money. Do the women want to play the men to
put the equal quality of the sports question to rest? Do WNBA players cry foul
because NBA players are far better and make more than they do???
@Arizona1:CNN only looked at the 2015 year. While the USWNT
certainly has been profitable during that period, it's not really a
surprise that during their height of the world cup they make more money than the
men in their qualifiers/scrimmages.If the USWNT believes they are
going to maintain their success and profitability (which I hope they do), they
should address it in their new collective bargaining agreement. However, I
don't think in the non-world cup years if the team is going to be as
profitable as it was in 2015. If they are consistently bringing in revenue to
support getting paid the same as, or even more than the USMNT, great, they
deserve it! However, the inverse is also true.
If the women are profitable, why are they not compensated equally. I think they
have point. Besides, our women's team should be rewarded, they are the
Normally, I would say that the men bring in more money and, therefore, deserve a
bigger cut; however, that is not the case here. CNN reports that the
women's team had a profit of $16 million, while the men's team was
actually in the red. If the women are the team making a profit, I believe they
should be the ones making more money. The argument for the number of viewers
being more for men's soccer is irrelevant if the men's team
doesn't turn a profit.
lower the men's pay to the women's. Problem solved.
I was thinking have them play a game together if the women win they get the wage
of the men and the men get the wage of the women. If the women win then we
might want to think about putting them in the men's world cup instead of
the women's. They can't do much worse then what our men have been
Start making money for your leagues, I will use the WNBA, they wouldn't be
a league if the NBA didn't finance it. The women don't bring in the
same revenue as men. Even though the men have never won the world cup, they
still bring in more revenue.
The guys bring in more money.
I like watching the US womens soccer team play as much as the mens team, and
think they should be paid the same if...they generate as much income. I would
say pay them more than the men if they generate more income than the men.
Typically, womens sports in college and professional leagues generate far less
interest and income. I think this should be looked at in each pro sport
individually and compensation should be adjusted accordingly. I am all for being
Transparency regarding the amount of revenue generated by each division would go
a long way in verifying or vilifying the governing body.
It is possible that their salaries are determined by the profitability of the
sport. The 2014 Men's World Cup had 3.2 billion viewers with 1 billion
watching the final alone. The 2015 Women's World Cup topped 750 million
viewers, just under a fourth of what the Men's Cup brought in. While the
women's team World Cup final game was widely watched in the US, overall
throughout the world people are more likely to watch the men. The
number of people watching your sport leads to advertising revenue and
advertising revenue leads to the profitability of the sport. Player salaries are
tied to the profitability of the sport, and because there are over four times
the amount of viewers for the men than women, it is not shocking to me that
there is a salary gap. Hockey and Lacrosse professionals don't
make nearly as much as NFL players. Not because they don't work hard, but
because there are more eyes on the NFL than the NHL or MLL.