U.S. Soccer invites national teams to negotiate solution in equaling World Cup prize money

Sep 10, 2021

U.S. Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone released an open letter today addressing the federation’s latest stance towards the women’s national team’s equal pay lawsuit. Parlow Cone said in the letter that the federation has “invited the players and both Player Associations to join U.S. Soccer in negotiating a solution together that equalizes World Cup prize money between the USMNT and USWNT.”

This new statement from Parlow Cone is in line with her previous overtures towards the women's national team's offer to settle their issues out of court and is the latest in the back-and-forth between the federation and the WNT as they attempt to set the table for public perception of negotiations.

Source: Steph Yang for The Athletic