The USWNT’s equal pay fight has been at the forefront of previous World Cups.
The U.S. women’s national team’s Round of 16 loss to rival Sweden in Melbourne marked the squad’s earliest elimination in history, but they will get paid handsomely for it.
The U.S. women’s national team may have fallen but Emily Caron is outlining what the players will be getting in their bank accounts as a result.
Of FIFA’s record $110 million prize pool, the USWNT will take home $3.25 million for its knockout round exit.
“some USWNT math: the U.S. will take home $3.25 million for its round of 16 exit. that’ll be added to the $13m the men’s team earned in Qatar. 10% of the $16.25m total will go to U.S. soccer + the remaining $14.625m will be shared equally between both squads (~$298k per player),” she tweeted.
That number is as much as the team earned for winning the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France–$4 million as well as the $2 million the women’s squad earned for winning the 2015 Canadian iteration.
The World Cup champions will take home around 10.5 million with just over $6 million of that earmarked for players
Here’s how fans reacted to the news:
The U.S. women’s national team’s quest for an unprecedented three-peat ended on Sunday in Melbourne, when the team lost 5-4 on penalties to Sweden in the Women’s World Cup round of 16. This marks the earliest-ever exit for the USWNT at the World Cup.
Sweden advance and play Japan in the quarterfinals on Friday, while the USWNT will go home with plenty of questions to answer about what’s next.
One thing is for sure, Megan Rapinoe will not be around as she will now head off into retirement.
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