U.S. Soccer, USWNT Players Reach Agreement to Resolve Longstanding Equal Pay Dispute
On February 22, 2022, U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) players announced an agreement to resolve the outstanding equal pay claims in litigation that has been pending since March 2019. The parties released the following joint statement on the settlement agreement.
Joint Statement on Settlement Agreement
“We are pleased to announce that, contingent on the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, we will have resolved our longstanding dispute over equal pay and proudly stand together in a shared commitment to advancing equality in soccer. Getting to this day has not been easy. The U.S. Women’s National Team players have achieved unprecedented success while working to achieve equal pay for themselves and future athletes. Today, we recognize the legacy of the past USWNT leaders who helped to make this day possible, as well as all of the women and girls who will follow. Together, we dedicate this moment to them. We look forward to continuing to work together to grow women’s soccer and advance opportunities for young girls and women in the United States and across the globe.”