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Winning women's soccer team is paid less than losing men's team

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Sunday was a joyous day for the United States as the USA women's soccer team took the championship against Japan in the Women's World Cup. While it was a big day for the women, it wasn't a big day for their paychecks, especially in comparison to the Men's National Soccer Team which is paid 40 times more than the women's.

Mary Pilon asserts in a Politico piece that the National Women's Soccer League salaries range from $6,000 to $30,000 with a $200,000 cap. The U.S. Men's National Team, in comparison, had a salary cap of $3.1 million last year. The total payout for the (winning!) Women's World Cup will be $15 million compared to the (losing!) men's $576 million.


Apparently it pays to lose. Why do the losing men make so much more money than the winning women? It's yet another aspect of the United States wage inequality controversy.

When it comes to sports, the unfair gender wage gaps don't stop at soccer. The tennis PGA tournament prize money is five times the amount of the women's LPGA prize. In basketball, the WNBA team salary cap was $913,000 in 2013 while male players like Kobe Bryant made $25 million alone.


Americans are taking to Twitter to sound off against such gender disparities in sports.



Watch this video about why women's U.S. soccer is so much better than men's:

Why Is Women's U.S. Soccer So Much Better Than Men's?

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