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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:50 PM

Soccer pay gap is not fair.

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Response to bfox74 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:58 PM

1. The ladies can always chose to protest and not play. I don't watch them now.

Adults who play kids games and think they are some kind of deserving gods are just narcissistic morons.

Did they cure cancer or help the life status or health status of our worlds citizens?

NO.

They just make themselves richer and expand their self-important own egos.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:04 PM

3. They are nothing more than entertainers, but think they are more than that.

Same with actors, musicians, and professional athletes like Kaepernik. They think they've been given a stage to use for political purposes, but in reality they are still nothing more than entertainers. God, I wish they would realize that!

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Response to bfox74 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:53 PM

7. Perhaps surprisingly, we essentially agree on this point.

I don't object to these people voicing their opinions on political and social matters (that's as American as apple pie)...but they shouldn't assume I actually CARE about those opinions. Largely, I don't...that's not why I watch them.

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Response to Tovera (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:57 PM

8. Wow!

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Response to bfox74 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:59 PM

2. Every dollar paid for men's soccer advertising should require a one dollar expenditure

for women's soccer.........................................of course then as pay goes up trannies will take all the jobs from the biogals.

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Response to bfox74 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:10 PM

4. liberals arent going to like this

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Response to Badsamm (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:12 PM

5. Well, since I don't like liberals...

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Response to bfox74 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:47 PM

6. The fight (and lawsuit) over pay has essentially nothing to do with World Cup bonus money.

For one thing, it's about USSF's regular salary pay to its teams only, so worldwide revenue for the World Cup tournaments isn't all that relevant in the first place. Moreover, US men got ZERO share of the last men's World Cup revenue because they didn't qualify for the tournament.

In our capitalist society, each team's pay should ideally be based on how much money the respective squads bring in for their employer (the USSF). For the last handful of years, the women's team has brought in more revenue from their games. With the "victory tour" after their World Cup win, the women will enormously out-earn the men this year in game revenue. The men still have more TV deal and corporate sponsorship revenue, but that gap is closing VERY quickly (since the teams' differ so greatly in terms of their relative success...and therefore their relative marketability). The business case for paying the women as much as the men is extremely solid.

Again, this fight is solely within the USSF, and only concerns the national teams. In terms of their respective first-division pro leagues in the US, the men (MLS) make a LOT more than the women (NWSL). This makes sense, as MLS attendance (and merchandise sales, etc.) is much higher. That's true even here in Portland, home of the best supported, most profitable women's pro sports franchise on the planet: this year, with our expanded stadium, Timbers (MLS) attendance is about 24.5k, the Thorns' is a little over 19k. The Thorns could pay their side a lot more than the rest of the league, but there's a salary cap and individual player salary limits, in order to ensure a competitive league. MLS has the same limits, but with their increased revenue, those limits are much higher.

Just wanted to introduce some additional info to the discussion. I'm a pretty huge soccer fan, so I follow this story.

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