The numbers speak for themselves. We are the best in the world, have three World Cup Championships, four Olympic Championships, and the USMNT get paid more just to show up than we get paid to win major championships.' Left to right: Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd and Becky SauerbrunnAttorney Jeffrey Kessler, one of the attorneys representing the players,said: 'The poe currency reality is that this team is more valuable to the USSF than the men's team has been. That's
poe currency what the facts show," Kessler said on a conference call with reporters.'
And they would be justified in asking for more than the men are receiving. But the first step that they are seeking is equal treatment. That should be an easy step for the USSF to take.'Last year, a projected net loss for both teams of nearly $423,000 was turned into $17.7 million in projected profits after the women's team's World Cup win last year, according to the complaint, which cites budget figures released last month.In the next fiscal year, the U.S. Soccer Federation expects to earn $5 million from the women's team, while the men's team is projected to cause a net loss of nearly $1 million.
The women's team also beat it's male counterpart in television viewership last year, which the U.S. Soccer Federation acknowledged in its report.The 2015 Women's World Cup 'demolished all previous viewership records for not only women’s soccer on U.S. television but for soccer in general,' USSF wrote.
The final game of last year's Women's World Cup drew in more than 30 million viewers, breaking the previous viewing record, set by the men's team during the 2014 World Cup, by almost 12 million viewers, according to USSF.Still, the female players receive less money for playing friendly games, competing in the World Cup, and from ticket sales and advertising than their male counterparts.