The US Soccer Federation has announced it has offered identical contract proposals to the players associations of the men’s and women’s national teams.
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The USSF said in a statement that the offer was ‘with the goal of aligning the men’s and women’s senior national teams under a single collective bargaining agreement (CBA) structure.’
The unions for the men and women’s team are currently separate and have no obligation to bargain jointly or to agree to similar terms. The men’s contract expired in December 2018 while the women’s runs through until December this year.
The USSF added: ‘US Soccer firmly believes that the best path forward for all involved, and for the future of the sport in the United States, is a single pay structure for both senior national teams.
‘This proposal will ensure that USWNT and USMNT players remain among the highest paid senior national team players in the world, while providing a revenue sharing structure that would allow all parties to begin anew and share collectively in the opportunity that combined investment in the future of US Soccer will deliver over the course of a new CBA.’