Gender pay gap for US soccer players is ‘untenable position,’ top sports agent Casey Wasserman says

“It’s an untenable position for U.S. Soccer,” said Casey Wasserman on CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” from Sun Valley, Idaho. At the parade Wednesday celebrating the most recent championship by the women’s team, players led the crowd in chants of “equal pay.” The men’s team has never won a World Cup and failed to qualify for the most recent tournament in 2018. “The fact that we’re talking about it and that they have to win a World Cup to really make it a thing is crazy. World Cup revenue for U.S. Soccer co


“It’s an untenable position for U.S. Soccer,” said Casey Wasserman on CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” from Sun Valley, Idaho. At the parade Wednesday celebrating the most recent championship by the women’s team, players led the crowd in chants of “equal pay.” The men’s team has never won a World Cup and failed to qualify for the most recent tournament in 2018. “The fact that we’re talking about it and that they have to win a World Cup to really make it a thing is crazy. World Cup revenue for U.S. Soccer co
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Gender pay gap for US soccer players is 'untenable position,' top sports agent Casey Wasserman says

The CEO of one of the country’s biggest sports agencies told CNBC on Thursday that the pay gap between the men’s and women’s players for the U.S. national soccer teams is shameful and cannot last.

“It’s an untenable position for U.S. Soccer,” said Casey Wasserman on CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” from Sun Valley, Idaho. “They should be paid absolutely equally as the men, period. I don’t know why it’s taking so long. I don’t even know why it’s a conversation.”

As the U.S. women’s national team completed an undefeated run to its fourth World Cup title, the players continued to speak up about their lack of pay relative to the men’s side.

The team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in March, alleging gender discrimination. The lawsuit said that if the men’s and women’s teams both played a similar 20-game schedule of nontournament “friendlies,” the women would be paid just 38% of what the men would make.

The lawsuit also alleges the federation paid the men’s team roughly four times more in bonuses for the 2014 World Cup, when the men lost in the Round of 16, than it paid to the women’s team for winning the 2015 World Cup. According to documents obtained by The Guardian, the current labor agreements with U.S. Soccer would pay each member of the women’s team about $260,000 for winning a World Cup, compared with more than $1.1 million for each men’s player.

The team and the federation agreed to mediation in the lawsuit last month, according to The Wall Street Journal.

At the parade Wednesday celebrating the most recent championship by the women’s team, players led the crowd in chants of “equal pay.” The men’s team has never won a World Cup and failed to qualify for the most recent tournament in 2018.

“The fact that we’re talking about it and that they have to win a World Cup to really make it a thing is crazy. This should have been done a long time ago, and shame on U.S. Soccer for not doing more,” Wasserman said.

The Wasserman agency has created a new division called The Collective, which is focused on female athletes and entertainers. The agency represents about 150 female athletes, including Megan Rapinoe, who starred for the U.S. during the World Cup, and several of her teammates.

Wasserman said he believes that the players have a bigger audience than only women and girls, adding that he has had business leaders ask him which players he represents.

“It’s incredible, and I hope the world recognizes how powerful they can be,” Wasserman said.

World Cup revenue for U.S. Soccer comes in part from prize money from FIFA, the organization that runs international soccer. The total prize money available in the women’s tournament was $30 million, well short of the $400 million pot in the last men’s tournament.

The victory in the title game over the Netherlands was the most watched soccer game in the United States since 2015 and topped the 2018 men’s final by 22%. It is not clear how ratings variations affect revenue for U.S. Soccer.

The U.S. Soccer Federation did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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After US women’s World Cup victory, the fight for equal pay takes center stage

On Wednesday, New York City held a ticker-tape parade and a ceremony for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) to celebrate the team’s 2019 FIFA World Cup victory. When FIFA president Gianni Infantino walked onto the field to award the players their medals, the crowd instead chanted “Equal pay!” I think he’s with us. I think he’s on the right side of things. I think he’s going to make things right.”


On Wednesday, New York City held a ticker-tape parade and a ceremony for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) to celebrate the team’s 2019 FIFA World Cup victory. When FIFA president Gianni Infantino walked onto the field to award the players their medals, the crowd instead chanted “Equal pay!” I think he’s with us. I think he’s on the right side of things. I think he’s going to make things right.”
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After US women's World Cup victory, the fight for equal pay takes center stage

On Wednesday, New York City held a ticker-tape parade and a ceremony for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) to celebrate the team’s 2019 FIFA World Cup victory.

The event made it clear that after their victory, the USWNT has set their sights on equal pay — and they’ve earned plenty of support in the process.

When the USWNT defeated Netherlands 2-0 in the 2019 FIFA World Cup Final, the sold out crowd of nearly 60,000 people gathered at France’s Parc Olympique Lyonnais burst into cheers. When FIFA president Gianni Infantino walked onto the field to award the players their medals, the crowd instead chanted “Equal pay!”

The same was true on Wednesday when United States Soccer Federation (USSF) President Carlos Cordeiro took the stage of the celebration ceremony for the USWNT at New York City Hall — the crowd chanted “Pay them!” and “Equal pay!” as he took the podium.

“In recent months, you have raised your voices for equality,” said Cordeiro. “Today, on behalf of all of us at U.S. Soccer, I want to say we hear you, we believe in you and we are committed to doing right by you.”

“We believe at U.S. Soccer that all female athletes deserve fair and equitable pay,” he continued, “and together, I believe we can get this done, because as this team has taught us, being the greatest isn’t just about how you play on the field, it’s about what you stand for off the field. It’s about who we are as a sport and a country.”

When USWNT co-captain Megan Rapinoe later addressed the crowd she joked about the cheers, but eventually came to Cordeiro’s defense. “Everybody in power gets booed” said Rapinoe. “But I’m going to stick my neck out a little bit, I’m going to endorse Carlos. I think he’s with us. I think he’s on the right side of things. I think he’s going to make things right.”


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US viewership of the 2019 Women’s World Cup final was 22% higher than the 2018 men’s final

According to a statement from Fox Sports, citing data from Nielsen, approximately 14.3 million U.S. viewers tuned in to the final match on television, compared to 11.4 million for the 2018 Men’s World Cup Final, a 22% U.S. viewership boost. The 2015 Women’s World Cup Final in Canada aired at night in the U.S., while the 2019 Women’s World Cup Final in France aired earlier in the day. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final also had to compete for viewers with the Men’s Concacaf Gold Cup final and


According to a statement from Fox Sports, citing data from Nielsen, approximately 14.3 million U.S. viewers tuned in to the final match on television, compared to 11.4 million for the 2018 Men’s World Cup Final, a 22% U.S. viewership boost. The 2015 Women’s World Cup Final in Canada aired at night in the U.S., while the 2019 Women’s World Cup Final in France aired earlier in the day. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final also had to compete for viewers with the Men’s Concacaf Gold Cup final and
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US viewership of the 2019 Women's World Cup final was 22% higher than the 2018 men's final

On Sunday, a crowd of nearly 60,000 people gathered at France’s Parc Olympique Lyonnais to watch as the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final.

Back in the U.S., millions more were watching. According to a statement from Fox Sports, citing data from Nielsen, approximately 14.3 million U.S. viewers tuned in to the final match on television, compared to 11.4 million for the 2018 Men’s World Cup Final, a 22% U.S. viewership boost.

Fox Sports’ statement reports that online streaming viewership peaked at roughly 20 million, making it the most-watched soccer match on English-language television, men’s or women’s, in the U.S. since the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which delivered 25.4 million viewers.

According to CNN, an additional 1.6 million viewers watched the final match in Spanish on Telemundo.

The 2015 Women’s World Cup Final in Canada aired at night in the U.S., while the 2019 Women’s World Cup Final in France aired earlier in the day. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final also had to compete for viewers with the Men’s Concacaf Gold Cup final and the Men’s Copa América final, which both took place on Sunday as well.

USWNT captain Megan Rapinoe called the scheduling of all three matches on the same day “ridiculous and disappointing. ”

Despite these challenges, the 2019 championship game set a record for online streaming for Fox Sports. The match delivered an average minute audience of 289,000 viewers for the network — up 402% from the 2015 Women’s World Cup — making it the most-streamed women’s final in history.

Fox Sports reports that 17.8 million people viewed the 2019 final match on social media, an increase of 18% on Twitter and YouTube, compared to the men’s final in 2018.

According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. women’s soccer games have generated more revenue for the USSF than U.S. men’s games over the past three years, and according to Nike, the 2019 women’s stadium home jersey is the top-selling soccer jersey, men’s or women’s, ever sold on Nike.com in one season.


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Women’s World Cup draws better ratings than last year’s men’s final, as equal pay debate rages on

Last year’s men’s final scored an 8.3/21. The game was the best-rated U.S. soccer telecast since the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which the U.S. team also won. The U.S. women’s national soccer team has typically performed better than the men’s team. The men’s team has yet to make it to a World Cup final and did not qualify for the 2018 tournament. The women stand to earn a total of $260,869 each for their World Cup victory, just 23% of the $1,114,429 each of the men would have earned if th


Last year’s men’s final scored an 8.3/21. The game was the best-rated U.S. soccer telecast since the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which the U.S. team also won. The U.S. women’s national soccer team has typically performed better than the men’s team. The men’s team has yet to make it to a World Cup final and did not qualify for the 2018 tournament. The women stand to earn a total of $260,869 each for their World Cup victory, just 23% of the $1,114,429 each of the men would have earned if th
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Women's World Cup draws better ratings than last year's men's final, as equal pay debate rages on

Alex Morgan of the USA is fouled by Stefanie Van der Gragt of the Netherlands leading to a penalty during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France.

Sunday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup final, in which the U.S. beat the Netherlands 2-0, pulled in significantly better television ratings in the U.S. than the 2018 men’s final between France and Croatia, according to statistics released Monday by Fox Sports, which aired the match.

The women’s final scored a 10.0/27 from television ratings firm Nielsen — meaning that 10% of all U.S. households with televisions watched the game and 27% of all households with televisions in the U.S. that were watching television at the time of the game watched the game. Last year’s men’s final scored an 8.3/21.

The game was the best-rated U.S. soccer telecast since the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which the U.S. team also won. That game brought in 25.4 million total viewers, a record high in the U.S., and aired in prime time, according to Variety. Sunday’s match aired at 11 a.m. ET.

The U.S. women’s national soccer team has typically performed better than the men’s team. Sunday’s championship was the team’s fourth World Cup victory, a FIFA record. The men’s team has yet to make it to a World Cup final and did not qualify for the 2018 tournament.

The women’s team has also been a bigger revenue-generator for the United States Soccer Federation than the men’s team since their 2015 victory, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited audited USSF financial reports.

Despite the team’s high ratings, performance and revenue, the women’s team will make much less from their World Cup win than the U.S. men’s team would have if they had won their championship.

The women stand to earn a total of $260,869 each for their World Cup victory, just 23% of the $1,114,429 each of the men would have earned if they won the World Cup, according to The Guardian.

This, and other alleged resource disparities, prompted the women’s team to sue the USSF in March. The USSF has responded by saying the pay differences are based on the “aggregate revenue generated by the different teams and/or any other factor other than sex.”

The FIFA prize for the women’s championship also pales in comparison to the prize on the men’s side. The U.S. women’s team won $4 million for the match, in comparison with $38 million for last year’s men’s champion, according to The New York Times.

The team’s winning streak has helped fuel sales of merchandise, including Nike sports jerseys. Nike said jersey sales have surged 200% compared with the last tournament four years ago.

Team captain Megan Rapinoe called for pay equality during a postgame press conference.

“We put on … the most incredible show that you could ever ask for. We can’t do anything more to impress more, to be better ambassadors, to take on more, to play better, to do anything,” she said. “It’s time to move that conversation forward to the next step.”

At another press conference, she said the prize money gap from FIFA is “not fair.”

The U.S. women’s team attracted controversy during the World Cup after a video interview, recorded in January, surfaced in which Rapinoe, using an expletive, refused to consider visiting the White House if the team won and questioned whether the team would even be invited.

President Donald Trump fired back with a three-tweet response in which he said “Megan should WIN first before she TALKS!” He also said he’d invite the entire U.S. team to the White House, “win or lose.”


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Nike wins big as the US women’s soccer team takes the World Cup

Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States celebrates scoring during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France quarter-final match between France and the United States at Parc des Princes on June 28, 2019 in Paris, France. With the U.S. women’s national soccer team defeating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday to take the 2019 Women’s World Cup, Nike is also winning, with jerseys selling out on its website and buzz around its latest ad campaign taking over the internet. Nike said jersey sales have surged 200% c


Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States celebrates scoring during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France quarter-final match between France and the United States at Parc des Princes on June 28, 2019 in Paris, France. With the U.S. women’s national soccer team defeating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday to take the 2019 Women’s World Cup, Nike is also winning, with jerseys selling out on its website and buzz around its latest ad campaign taking over the internet. Nike said jersey sales have surged 200% c
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Nike wins big as the US women's soccer team takes the World Cup

Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States celebrates scoring during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France quarter-final match between France and the United States at Parc des Princes on June 28, 2019 in Paris, France.

By Monday morning, a special version dropped by Nike Sunday evening of the women’s jersey with four stars — with each star representing a World Cup win for the women’s team: once in 1991, 1999, 2015 and this year — had already sold out in many sizes for women, men and kids, a spokeswoman confirmed to CNBC.

The brand sponsored 14 of the two dozen teams playing in the tournament this year, including three that made it to the final four. One of those is team USA. Professional soccer players make up Nike’s second-largest group of sponsored female athletes, behind track and field.

With the U.S. women’s national soccer team defeating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday to take the 2019 Women’s World Cup, Nike is also winning, with jerseys selling out on its website and buzz around its latest ad campaign taking over the internet.

Nike’s U.S. 2019 Stadium Home jersey for women is already sold out in most sizes, according to its website.

CEO Mark Parker had told analysts last month that the USA women’s home jersey, in the midst of the tournament, had already become the top-selling soccer jersey, for both men and women, ever sold on Nike’s website in one season.

Nike said jersey sales have surged 200% compared with the last tournament held four years ago. It said sales of women’s apparel related to the tournament are up more than 150% compared with 2015.

“To start the tournament nearly two-thirds of the teams wore Nike kits and half the players wore our boots,” Parker told analysts in late June. “The exposure is driving outstanding sell-through in kits, high performance bras and lifestyle extensions.”

Nike could use the boost from the World Cup win, as it’s been trying to sell more to women overall but has faced some backlash for its treatment of its female employees and sponsored athletes.

More recently, it was an op-ed in The New York Times that Olympic athlete Allyson Felix wrote, saying Nike wanted to pay her 70% less for her contract after she had a child. Nike responded shortly after by saying it was putting an end to financial penalties for pregnant athletes. And the uproar seems to not have put a dent in sales, which jumped 4% in the latest quarter to just over $10 billion.

Meanwhile, as sales of Nike’s new World Cup merchandise are skyrocketing — with many items being bought and worn by men — it has provided more fuel for the ongoing debate around the fact that female soccer players are still being paid less than men. But women’s games are now generating more revenue than men’s games.

In 2016, women’s games generated $1.9 million more in sales than men’s games, according to audited financial statements from the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) obtained by The Wall Street Journal. From 2016 to 2018, women’s games generated roughly $50.8 million in revenue, compared with $49.9 million for men’s games, WSJ found.

After the win on Sunday, Nike aired a new ad for the women’s soccer team, hinting at some of these frustrations.

In it, a woman says: “I believe that we will make our voices heard and TV shows will be talking about us every single day and not just once every four years. … And that women will conquer more than just the soccer field, like breaking every single glass ceiling and having their faces carved on Mount Rushmore. … And that we will keep fighting not just to make history, but to change it forever.”

“The Nike brand is about winning, and it’s gender-neutral in this way,” said Erich Joachimsthaler, CEO and founder of branding agency Vivaldi.

“The new ad … when they talk about women and the win [Sunday], they’re not talking about it in some beautified way. Some pink way,” Joachimsthaler said. “They’re talking about it like it’s serious. Like you deserve it. You, women, are the best.”

Nike, which pulls in less than a quarter of its sales from women today, says the momentum from the World Cup gives it a nice boost and sets the stage for its initiatives for the remainder of the year. These include its upcoming launch of geography-specific clothing for women in Asia, based on studies it did around female body types and sizing.

“We can feel the World Cup’s energy and impact throughout our growing women’s business,” said Rosemary St. Clair, the head of Nike’s women’s division. “We’re ecstatic about how this summer has contributed to the acceleration of our women’s offense at Nike.”

Nike shares were up less than 1% Monday morning. The stock has rallied more than 17% this year, bringing Nike’s market cap to roughly $138 billion.


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Today is the Women’s World Cup final between the US and Netherlands—here’s how much money is on the line

Today, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) is set to compete against Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final. This World Cup, 24 teams competed in France for their share of $30 million in prize money from FIFA — which is just 7.5% of the Men’s World Cup prize of $400 million in 2018. According to documents obtained by The Guardian, the USWNT’s contract guarantees a player will receive $3,000 for each qualification game they win (since they won all five that’s a total of $1


Today, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) is set to compete against Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final. This World Cup, 24 teams competed in France for their share of $30 million in prize money from FIFA — which is just 7.5% of the Men’s World Cup prize of $400 million in 2018. According to documents obtained by The Guardian, the USWNT’s contract guarantees a player will receive $3,000 for each qualification game they win (since they won all five that’s a total of $1
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Today is the Women's World Cup final between the US and Netherlands—here's how much money is on the line

Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States celebrates scoring during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France quarter-final match between France and the United States at Parc des Princes on June 28, 2019 in Paris, France.

Today, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) is set to compete against Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final. This World Cup, 24 teams competed in France for their share of $30 million in prize money from FIFA — which is just 7.5% of the Men’s World Cup prize of $400 million in 2018. The team that wins the World Cup on Sunday will split $4 million of these funds, but there’s more than just FIFA money on the line in today’s championship. According to documents obtained by The Guardian, the USWNT’s contract guarantees a player will receive $3,000 for each qualification game they win (since they won all five that’s a total of $15,000); a $37,500 bonus for qualifying for the World Cup; $37,500 for making the final US World Cup roster; and $110,000 if they win the whole World Cup — a potential grand total of $200,000 each.

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) of United States protest during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Round Of 16 match between Spain and USA at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 24, 2019 in Reims, France. Jose Breton/NurPhoto via Getty Images

In contrast, had the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) qualified for the 2018 FIFA Men’s World Cup, which the team did not, players would have received $108,695 each. Had the team won all of their 16 qualifying games, made the final World Cup roster and won the World Cup, USMNT players would have been paid a total of over $1.1 million each. The USWNT’s contract also reportedly includes an agreement that each player be paid $60,869 for a four-game victory tour, should they win the World Cup. Women’s team players received nothing for advancing to the knockout stages of the World Cup, while U.S. men’s team players would have earned $329,376 for the same accomplishment, according to The Guardian. This soccer pay gap exists despite the profitability of the USWNT. According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. women’s soccer games have generated more revenue for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) than U.S. men’s games over the past three years, and according to Nike, the 2019 women’s stadium home jersey is the top-selling soccer jersey, men’s or women’s, ever sold on Nike.com in one season. In 2016, five U.S. women’s players filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and in March, 28 members of the USWNT filed a lawsuit against the USSF for gender discrimination and unequal pay. In June, The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the situation, reported that USSF and the USWNT have “tentatively agreed to pursue mediation after the World Cup ends.”

Wendie Renard #3 of France celebrates her goal during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France group A match between Nigeria and France at Roazhon Park on June 17, 2019 in Rennes, France. Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images


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US Soccer star Carli Lloyd was told she wasn’t good enough at 21 and was going to quit the sport

At the 2019 Women’s World Cup, U.S. soccer legend Carli Lloyd has already notched two goals — and she’ll be looking for more on Friday, when her team faces tournament host France in the quarterfinal match. But Lloyd, 36, who’s a two-time Olympic gold medalist and competing in her fourth World Cup, hasn’t always been in the spotlight. In fact, she thought her soccer career would be over after graduating from college. “In my head, I was going to finish my last year at Rutgers and then get a real j


At the 2019 Women’s World Cup, U.S. soccer legend Carli Lloyd has already notched two goals — and she’ll be looking for more on Friday, when her team faces tournament host France in the quarterfinal match. But Lloyd, 36, who’s a two-time Olympic gold medalist and competing in her fourth World Cup, hasn’t always been in the spotlight. In fact, she thought her soccer career would be over after graduating from college. “In my head, I was going to finish my last year at Rutgers and then get a real j
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US Soccer star Carli Lloyd was told she wasn't good enough at 21 and was going to quit the sport

At the 2019 Women’s World Cup, U.S. soccer legend Carli Lloyd has already notched two goals — and she’ll be looking for more on Friday, when her team faces tournament host France in the quarterfinal match.

But Lloyd, 36, who’s a two-time Olympic gold medalist and competing in her fourth World Cup, hasn’t always been in the spotlight.

In fact, she thought her soccer career would be over after graduating from college. “In my head, I was going to finish my last year at Rutgers and then get a real job,” Lloyd writes on The Players’ Tribune, adding: “I was going to be an FBI agent. That was my plan.”

She was 21 and had just been cut from the under-21 U.S. national team. “You don’t work hard enough,” the coach told her. “You aren’t fit and I simply can’t put you on the roster.” That’s when Lloyd was convinced that she was “totally done with soccer,” she writes. “Done done. “


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St Louis Blues beat Boston Bruins to clinch maiden NHL’s Stanley Cup title

The St. Louis Blues celebrate after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game Seven to win the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The St. Louis Blues won the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup for the first time with a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins in the decisive seventh game of the championship series on Wednesday. The Bruins, who had never before hosted a Game Seven of a Stanley Cup Final, made a solid start and created all sorts of pressure but it


The St. Louis Blues celebrate after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game Seven to win the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The St. Louis Blues won the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup for the first time with a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins in the decisive seventh game of the championship series on Wednesday. The Bruins, who had never before hosted a Game Seven of a Stanley Cup Final, made a solid start and created all sorts of pressure but it
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St Louis Blues beat Boston Bruins to clinch maiden NHL's Stanley Cup title

The St. Louis Blues celebrate after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game Seven to win the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The St. Louis Blues won the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup for the first time with a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins in the decisive seventh game of the championship series on Wednesday.

With the victory, the visiting Blues not only completed a remarkable turnaround considering they were dead last in the NHL in early January but also ended the longest wait in NHL history — 51 seasons — for a team to win their first championship.

The Blues scored two goals late in the first period and then put on a defensive masterclass while Jordan Binnington made 32 stops, including the save of the game when he got a leg out to stop by Joakim Nordstrom from in close midway through the third.

The Bruins, who had never before hosted a Game Seven of a Stanley Cup Final, made a solid start and created all sorts of pressure but it was the Blues who jumped out to an early 2-0 lead despite being outshot 12-4 in the opening frame.

Ryan O’Reilly opened the scoring with about three minutes left in the period when he cleverly re-directed a shot from the point by Jay Bouwmeester that went right through Boston goalie Tuukka Rask’s legs.

Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo added another with eight seconds left in the period when he skated in and used a nifty backhand deke to beat Rask and silence the stunned home crowd.

St. Louis nearly added a third midway through the second period but Zdeno Chara managed to swat the puck away from the goal line after a shot from Brayden Schenn went off the crossbar and Rask’s shoulder before dropping in the crease.

Schenn did make it 3-0 when he took a centering pass from Vladimir Tarasenko and fired it off the post and past Rask with under nine minutes to play before Zach Sanford put the game out of reach with his first of the playoffs with under five minutes to play.

Boston broke Binnington’s shutout bid when Matt Grzelcyk found the net with just over two minutes to play.


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This St. Louis Blues fan won $100,000 on a $400 Stanley Cup bet he placed in January

Wednesday night’s Stanley Cup win by the St. Louis Blues, their first-ever Cup win in franchise history, resulted in one devoted fan cashing in big. A $400 bet on the win by Scott Berry has earned him $100,000 – $93,623 after taxes, as reported by sports betting publication The Action Network. Berry placed the bet on the Blues to win the Stanley Cup during a work trip to Las Vegas back in January. Berry, a big sports fan but not typically a big bettor, only wanted to make one bet instead of his


Wednesday night’s Stanley Cup win by the St. Louis Blues, their first-ever Cup win in franchise history, resulted in one devoted fan cashing in big. A $400 bet on the win by Scott Berry has earned him $100,000 – $93,623 after taxes, as reported by sports betting publication The Action Network. Berry placed the bet on the Blues to win the Stanley Cup during a work trip to Las Vegas back in January. Berry, a big sports fan but not typically a big bettor, only wanted to make one bet instead of his
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This St. Louis Blues fan won $100,000 on a $400 Stanley Cup bet he placed in January

Betting on the underdog can pay off — big.

Wednesday night’s Stanley Cup win by the St. Louis Blues, their first-ever Cup win in franchise history, resulted in one devoted fan cashing in big. A $400 bet on the win by Scott Berry has earned him $100,000 – $93,623 after taxes, as reported by sports betting publication The Action Network.

Berry placed the bet on the Blues to win the Stanley Cup during a work trip to Las Vegas back in January. At the time, the team ranked last in the NHL, and their odds of winning the Cup were listed at 250-1. Berry, a big sports fan but not typically a big bettor, only wanted to make one bet instead of his usual routine playing table games. He placed his bet at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.

The St. Louis Blues ended the finals with a 4 -1 Game 7 win in Boston. For Berry, it was an emotional finish. Throughout the series he had received multiple offers for his ticket, including $75,000 from PropSwap, a secondary market for sportsbook tickets. But he refused to hedge, never taking his money off the table.

Ben Fawkes, editor of ESPN Chalk, kept track of all the offers Berry received.

“Everyone was calling me an idiot for not hedging,” Berry told The Action Network. “I would start to read the Twitter comments, and, after a while, I had to just stop reading.”

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Starbucks is testing a reusable cup program at London’s Gatwick Airport

Starbucks has launched a month-long trial of a reusable cup program at London’s Gatwick Airport. Customers at its South Terminal location will be able to either request a free reusable cup or pay 5 pence (6 cents) for a paper cup. Last year, Starbucks implemented a paper cup fee at all of its U.K.cafes. The proceeds from this charge have been donated to the U.K. environmental charity Hubbub, which is funding the reusable cup trial and other environmental projects. About 7 million paper cups are


Starbucks has launched a month-long trial of a reusable cup program at London’s Gatwick Airport. Customers at its South Terminal location will be able to either request a free reusable cup or pay 5 pence (6 cents) for a paper cup. Last year, Starbucks implemented a paper cup fee at all of its U.K.cafes. The proceeds from this charge have been donated to the U.K. environmental charity Hubbub, which is funding the reusable cup trial and other environmental projects. About 7 million paper cups are
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Starbucks is testing a reusable cup program at London's Gatwick Airport

Starbucks has launched a month-long trial of a reusable cup program at London’s Gatwick Airport.

Customers at its South Terminal location will be able to either request a free reusable cup or pay 5 pence (6 cents) for a paper cup. If customers opt for the reusable cup, they will be able to drop it off at five locations throughout the terminal before boarding their flights, the coffee giant announced in a press release Sunday.

Last year, Starbucks implemented a paper cup fee at all of its U.K.cafes. The proceeds from this charge have been donated to the U.K. environmental charity Hubbub, which is funding the reusable cup trial and other environmental projects.

About 7 million paper cups are used at the airport annually, of which about 5.3 million are recycled. Through the new program, about 2,000 reusable cups will be in use at the terminal

“The purpose of working with Hubbub and Gatwick is to help create a new culture of reuse on-the-go by giving customers the option of a reusable cup instead of paper for free,” said Jaz Rabadia, Starbucks U.K. senior manager of energy and sustainability, in a statement. “Our goal is to save 7,000 disposable cups over the course of the month to find out the best ways to drive reuse where it is typically harder to do so – such as airports.”

To hit this goal, 250 customers would have to request reusable cups each day.

Gatwick employees will collect the cups from the drop-off points, wash them, and return them to Starbucks for reuse.

The airport’s sustainability lead, Rachel Thompson, expressed strong support for the trial, which she said fit with Gatwick’s broader environmental goals.

Hubbub CEO Trewin Restorick said an airport is an ideal environment for this trial because it is a closed environment and generally puts out high amounts of paper waste. There are also plans to pursue additional programs.

“What we learn here will provide valuable insight into how to deploy a reusable trial in not only other airports but many other environments,” he said in the press release. “The ambition behind the trial is to help create a new culture of reuse on-the-go and explore how customers respond to dropping their cups back off to be washed and used again.”


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