Hope Solo to object to U.S. Soccer equal pay deal
US Soccer has reached an agreement with the federal government to provide a $1.6 million cash payout to any female, domestic-born, domestic-trained player who quits the national team, and has paid a “small” portion of each of its annual revenue streams to the female players’ union. A key provision of the deal: no player’s current contract can be extended beyond July.
The U.S. Soccer Federation and U.S. Soccer Players’ union have signed an agreement, according to the deal, which could provide for an end to a six-year-old dispute between the federation and players’ union.
The U.S. Soccer Federation and its Players Association are set to agree to a new agreement that is likely to include provisions that would end the six-year-old Players Association strike against the federation.
U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati and the Federation Board have reached an agreement that would end the six-year-old strike dispute with its 20,000-plus staff and a number of players including Jill Ellis, Abby Wambach and Christen Press.
The USSF and the U.S. Soccer Federation Players Association are set to agree on a new collective bargaining agreement.
‘We are moving toward a mutually acceptable agreement,’ Sunil Gulati said.
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“We are moving toward a mutually acceptable agreement,’ says U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati.
U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said he was ‘disappointed’ by the Players Association’s vote to strike in violation of the collective bargaining agreement. There are no plans to strike again, according to officials.