Being a 4th Time World Cup Winner, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team will be returning with a $250,000 payout on Monday, to including a share of the $4 million winner’s purse and bonuses.
This is however far from the $38 million that was shared by French Men for winning the 2018 World Cup in Russia. And the reality that U.S. Women are paid lesser than their male counterparts engineered popular rapper, Snoop Dogg to lead a chorus, demanding equal pay for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team.
‘The sorry-ass f***ing men from the U.S. soccer team, everyone’s s***, ain’t ever gonna win s***, can’t even get out the f***ing first round. Pay them, girls, what they worth.’ Snoop Dogg said on Instagram.
Normally, the comparison between U.S men’s and women’s soccer team is quite challenging because the two counterparts had a different bargain with the U.S. Soccer Federation. More like, play a different number of games and earn different bonuses as well.
But a more differentiation can be made between the prize money for the recent men’s and women’s world cup matches.
Each women’s player received an earning ranging between $110,000 and $120,000 for coming home with the cup while the French men had all taken an average of $1.6million each.
However, the 2019 women’s World Cup is starting to gain some level of popularity. Men’s World Cup has over time become the most-watched game.
While FIFA had projected that the 2019 World Cup will garner over 1 billion viewers, the official Nielsen ratings between the U.S. and the Netherlands has however not been released. But the match is believed to be a most-watched female soccer event.