The United States Womenâ€™s Soccer team dominates American soccer. The national menâ€™s team does try, but just canâ€™t compete with the powerhouses of the world. The only thing the menâ€™s team has going for it is once every four years Americans cheer them on. Yes, its during the world cup and yes that sounds a bit exaggerated, but the team just doesnâ€™t pick up much steam. The â€œI believe that we can winâ€ chants only take you so far once you barely get out of pool play. So sadly the most success theyâ€™ve had in recent years is their jersey sells.
Now all of that seems like a knock for the men who have been trying and have made huge improvements over the decade. However, compared to the women they canâ€™t even hold a candle to their dominance. To put in in perspective the women have four Olympic gold medals, and three Olympic gold medals.
So when it comes to how much less the women get paid compared to men it is baffling. The compensation for the friendly matches for the men is 17 thousand for a win, 8 thousand for a tie, and 5 thousand for loss. The women receive 1.4 thousand for a win, zero for a tie, and zero for a loss.
Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, and Becky Sauerbunn have filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing the U.S. Soccer Federation of wage discrimination. These ladies represent the United States with immense pride and dedication. Their hard work deserves more, and they should be paid more due to their accomplishments.