Essay on The United States Women National Soccer Team

1163 Words Nov 30th, 2016 5 Pages
In 2015 the United States women national soccer team(USWNT) won their third World Cup title in 25 years. Unlike the men, the USWNT have brought America joy and happiness with their endless amounts of trophies and wins. But in early 2016 five players from the USWNT, Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC). The EEOC, “the federal agency that enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination” (Kilgore). They accused United States Soccer Federation(USSF) of wage discrimination demanding equal pay after their successful World Cup campaign. After comparing the men’s team to the women’s “‘The women 's team does the identical work as the men 's team, except they have outperformed in every way’” (qtd. in Isidore). Although men’s soccer is more competitive, the United States women 's national soccer team won the 2015 World Cup whereas the men came in ninth place in the 2014 World Cup. Gender inequality has affected USSF pay to the USWNT; they deserve equal pay because they brought in more revenue than the men, they had higher T.V ratings, they win more games/trophies than the men, and they were still paid drastically lower wages.
Men’s soccer is more competitive than women’s soccer because there are more teams then women soccer. In addition, men’s soccer is more physical than women’s soccer because they are given more yellow cards, red cards, and there are more fouls…

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