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US Men Forced to Pay Megan Rapinoe and Women's Team $6.5 Million in Prize Money from Win Over Iran

Added 11-30-22 05:45:03pm EST - “Thanks to a new collective bargaining agreement, the U.S. men's soccer team is splitting revenue with the women's team.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “US Men Forced to Pay Rapinoe and Women's Team $6.5 Million in Prize Money from Iran Win”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

It’s a pretty well-known fact: The U.S. women’s soccer team doesn’t actually represent the United States of America. Heck, many on the team are proud of it, especially those who used to kneel for the national anthem.

Star player Megan Rapinoe has led the team’s anti-patriotic social justice charge, much of which has involved complaining that they should be paid as much as the men’s team (despite bringing in far less revenue).

Well, in September, the women players finally got what they’ve always wanted… or did they?

According to ESPN, members of both the men’s and women’s teams, along with a few members of Congress, gathered on the field in Washington, D.C., after the USWNT defeated Nigeria on Sept. 6.

There, they signed a brand new collective bargaining agreement, which dictates that the men’s and women’s teams will share “identical economic terms, including commercial revenue sharing and equal World Cup prize money.”

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