Sad that Women’s Soccer Don’t Make More Money.
The United States Women’s Soccer beat Portugal 4-0 and drew a record setting crowd of 49,000 plus in Philadelphia.
But the question remains.
Can this repeated success on the world stage translate into more popularity for women’s soccer and more importantly make these women more money?
So far the answer has been no and that is a sad thing.
I could understand if the men were more successful and more popular but that isn’t the case at all.
It’s not even close.
For some sports it just doesn’t seem to translate into dollars.
Soccer simply isn’t popular enough in the USA and as good as the women’s soccer team is they seem to get a giant boost only when there is world competition.
And then you have the sad fact that female athletes usually make way less than their male counterparts.
Can things change?
I sure do hope so.
They certainly deserve it.
It’s crazy to think that you have bench players making millions in some sports but super stars in women’s soccer making $200,000!
That’s terrible when you consider that the revenue generated by US women’s world soccer is more than US men’s world soccer.
I know one thing is for sure.
They work just as hard, are just as talented and deserve to be paid.
Right now fans are making their voices heard by saying there needs to be equal pay for women.
There is also a lawsuit filed by 28 players on International Women’s Day. The lawsuit alleges that U.S. Soccer pays the women’s team less, gives them unequal playing conditions and does not promote their games as much as the men’s team.
The financial numbers are certainly there to support the women bringing in more revenue than the men so hopefully lawsuits will make a change.Add a comment