Extra Point - Austin Widger

Australian soccer gets equal pay U.S. deserves

The United States prides itself on both being a world leader and on equal rights for all. However, in the case of equal pay for the U.S. women’s national soccer team, neither is the case.
On Nov. 6, a deal nearly as historic as the invention of the wheel was made in Australia. A four-year collective bargaining agreement between Football Federation Australia and Professional Footballers Australia was struck to allow the Australian women’s national team, the Westfield Matildas, to earn the same as their male counterparts, the Caltex Socceroos.

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