US Soccer offers women same pay as men for matches it controls

American women seek more than $66M in damages from US Soccer
Posted at 7:19 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 19:20:06-05

NEW YORK — The U.S. Soccer Federation says it has offered the women's national team equal pay to male counterparts for matches under USSF control but maintains the women's union wants bonuses for tournaments such as the World Cup to match those of the men.

Players on the U.S. women's national team are seeking more than $66 million as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the USSF.

FIFA awarded $400 million in prize money for the 2018 men's World Cup, including $38 million to champion France, and $30 million for last year's Women's World Cup, including $4 million to the U.S.