The new CBAs improve non-economic conditions, including player health and safety.© AFP
The United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United States Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) and the United States National Soccer Team Players Association (USNSTPA) reached an agreement Wednesday on historic, unique collective bargaining. agreements (CBAs) that achieve equal pay and set the global standard for the future in international football. The two collective labor agreements, which run until 2028, ensure equal pay on identical economic conditions. These economic terms include identical fees for all competitions, including the FIFA World Cup, and the introduction of the same commercial revenue-sharing mechanism for both teams.
The agreements will ensure that the U.S. national soccer team’s players remain among the highest paid in the world.
Under these agreements, US Soccer will become the first federation in the world to equalize the FIFA World Cup prize money awarded to the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) and the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) for participation in their respective World Cups.
Equally importantly, the new CBAs improve non-economic conditions, including player health and safety, data privacy and the need to balance responsibilities to both the club and the country.
“This is truly a historic moment. These agreements have forever changed the game here in the United States and have the potential to change the game around the world,” said US Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone.
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