Heckled U.S. Soccer president promises to work towards equal pay for women
On Wednesday (10 July), U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro said female athletes "deserve fair and equal pay."
Fans of the World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team chanted "Equal Pay!" as Cordeiro spoke at a celebration of the team at New York's City Hall.
The team sealed its second tournament win by beating the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday. It will get $4 million USD for winning the World Cup from FIFA, the international soccer governing body. The men's French team got $38 million for winning last year.
The U.S. women's team has sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender and pay discrimination. The women will get bonuses about five times less from the USSF than the men would have earned for winning the World Cup. The case is currently in mediation.