Last night, the USWNT and USMNT officially signed new collective bargaining agreements that will see them evenly split USSF, World Cup and FIFA bonuses, plus commercial revenue.
The historic agreement ensures that US Soccer will finally live up to it's “One Nation, One Team” mantra by offering parity between their Men's and Women's sides. Each team is now set to benefit from each other’s success, with prize money and commercial revenue will be pooled together and split between the two teams.
For example, a Men's Team victory in the World Cup Round of 16 means more money for the WNT, just as a WNT World Cup dub would mean more money for the MNT; effectively offering a win-win scenario for US Soccer.
At the 2022 and 2023 Men's and Women's World Cup respectively, the player pool will also receive 90% of any prize money their teams win.
The era-defining deal was signed after the US women’s national team won their 13th straight match with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria on Tuesday night, at Audi Field in Washington DC.
The USWNT have won the last two World Cups – holding four titles overall – and will go into the tournament as the current No.1 ranked side in the world and favourites to win in 2023.