- Oct 2, 2018
Are you kidding? The men get paid more from the USSF despite the fact they got almost NOTHING from the World Cup payout. What don't you understand? Seriously.
I can't think of many careers where one can be objectively worse but still expect to be paid the same?
England Under 17s won the last Under 17s World Cup BUT the main English national team hasn't won a WC since the 1960s.
Should the under 17 boys get paid more than the main team? They won the last world cup, at their level, after all.
The men are faster, fitter and more talented that the women and if they went head to head the men would win by double digits easily.
But the women deserve to get paid the same? Come on now, don't be daft.
Even something as basic as looking at 2 potential matches.
You think the standard on display when watching the USA men's team versus the Netherlands men's team would be the same, worse or better than the standard on display when watching the USA women's teams versus the Netherlands women's team?
Regardless of who wins the standard on the mens pitch is FAR superior and their pay should reflect that standard of play.
Unless you actually think the US women's team could beat the men's team then you are just talking shite.
The better players should get better pay.