News broke this morning that the USWNT and US Soccer have reached an agreement on a new contract.
BREAKING: USWNT and US Soccer have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, ending bitter fight over equal pay. Story at @NYTSports.
— Andrew Das (@AndrewDasNYT) April 5, 2017
US Soccer confirmed the news soon after:
“We are pleased to announce that U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement which will continue to build the women’s program in the U.S, grow the game of soccer worldwide, and improve the professional lives of players on and off the field. We are proud of the hard work and commitment to thoughtful dialogue reflected through this process, and look forward to strengthening our partnership moving forward.”
Though all the details have not been released to the public at this time, US Soccer has indicated that the agreement will take them through 2021, after the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.