The U.S. men's team on Tuesday accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of refusing to pay national team players a fair share of generated revenue as they gave their support to the women's squad in their equal-pay lawsuit.
The women's team filed their lawsuit in March and will soon head into mediation with U.S. Soccer, whose president said on Monday in an open letter https://www.ussoccer.com/governance/board-of-directors/us-soccer-president-carlos-cordeiro/open-letter-july-29-2019-finding-common-ground that the body had paid the women's team more than the men's team in recent years.
The United States National Soccer Team Players Association (USNSTPA), the labour organisation for members of the men's national team, said it was not impressed with the details of Carlos Cordeiro's letter.
"This is more of the same from a Federation that is constantly in disputes and litigation and focuses on increasing revenue and profits without any idea how to use that money to grow the sport," the USNSTPA said in a statement.
"One way to increase profit unfairly is to refuse to pay national team players a fair share of the revenue they generate."