Not Even World Cup Champs Can Avoid The Pay Gap
Following one of the most dominant World Cup final performances in history, and returning home to ticker-tape parades and record-breaking TV ratings, what the U.S. women's national team won't be doing is rolling around in its winnings.
Sure, $2 million isn't nothing, but it's nowhere near what FIFA paid the winners of the 2014 World Cup; Germany made $35 million for winning that tournament.
We broke down the soccer pay gap numbers for you and threw in a little tennis knowledge as well. Thanks to the efforts of Billie Jean King, tennis was one of the first sports in the U.S. to pay its players equally, regardless of gender. FIFA, you listening?