the Conflict between the U.S. fotbollsdamer and the country's football federation (US Soccer) has been going on for a long time. In march, the national team filed a lawsuit, with the signatures of the 28 players who are now selected, where the figures of salary and other financial compensation was pitted against the success of the dam - and spain has reached the.
Spain has shown its support while the federation has expressed surprise. President Carlos Cordeira mean to the U.S. Soccer ”strive for equal pay” and has ”invested in the programme for the development of female football players”.
" For us it is important to see the bigger picture. I do not believe that it is possible to talk about compensation, really, but to have a conversation about how the money invested in the large. Whether it is about the youth teams, the number of leaders, marketing, or sponsorship for both teams so it is not equal, " says midfielder Megan Rapinoe.
have organized themselves – the players association is not a party to the lawsuit but have expressed their support and joined in the conflict is also for the future's sake, says the striker Alex Morgan.
"We have previous generations to thank for the conditions we have today, that we know, and we are fighting for better conditions and greater resources for future generations," she says.
" Our generation may not see equal pay for the athletes, but the hope is that future generations will get to do it.
several companies have stepped forward and pledged money. Kosttillskottsföretaget Luna Bar will provide all that is taken out in the squad 290.000 sek was – which covers the difference between the men's and the women's world CUP-bonus. If the USA wins the world CUP will klädtillverkaren Adidas to give their sponsored players the same bonus as the men.
Fifa, the international football federation, gets a swipe of the players.
"It still feels like Fifa is for and, hopefully, our struggle to contribute to the preventive purpose of changing how the system works," says Alex Morgan.
in the summer, the united states is the reigning champion and goes there as the favorite. But this conflict will not affect the team performance or ambition on the pitch, says Megan Rapinoe.
" For us it is easy to define success, whether it is a minor exercise or a world CUP final. It is about winning. Success is to win the world CUP, " she says.
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an american women's team to challenge his covenant in a similar way. Before the home world CUP in 2017, threatened the u.s. women's team in ice hockey with the strike and demanded better conditions.
It ended up that the league had to give and that the ladies won the world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medal.