S1: This Isn't a Game: The Fight for Equal Pay in Soccer
“Equal Pay!” was the chant that rang through the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Although women players often bring in more money for their soccer or football federations, they earn a just a fraction of their male counterparts’ salaries. Host Nelufar Hedayat learns that soccer is more than just a game — it’s a battlefield for equality. Read the episode transcript here.
This all has been debunked. The entitled US women's soccer team wanted to be paid the same as the men and still keep their female privilege with health insurance, paid time off and other benefits. Female soccer doesn't even make half of the revenue that men's soccer does, so getting paid the same is out of the question.