US Soccer Says It Has Offered Men, Women Identical Contracts

The unions for the men and women are separate.

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OL Reign forward Megan Rapinoe, right, celebrates as Portland Thorns goalkeeper Bella Bixby, left, holds the ball after Rapinoe scored a goal on a penalty kick during the first half of an NWSL soccer match, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation said it had offered identical contract proposals Tuesday to the players’ associations for the men’s and women’s national teams, and the governing body said it would refuse to agree to a deal in which World Cup prize money is not equalized. The unions for the men and women are separate. Under federal labor law, they have no obligation to bargain jointly or to agree to similar terms.…

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