Lululemon CEO: To really pop our menswear line, more men need to know we actually have one

For Lululemon to accomplish its ambitious plans to grow its menswear business, it needs to address a straightforward problem, CEO Calvin McDonald told CNBC on Tuesday. “We know our awareness and consideration within the men’s category is still low, and that is where the opportunity lies,” McDonald said on “Halftime Report.” Put another way: men just need to know Lululemon is selling stuff for them. Lululemon said earlier this year that it plans to double its menswear business in the next five ye


For Lululemon to accomplish its ambitious plans to grow its menswear business, it needs to address a straightforward problem, CEO Calvin McDonald told CNBC on Tuesday.
“We know our awareness and consideration within the men’s category is still low, and that is where the opportunity lies,” McDonald said on “Halftime Report.”
Put another way: men just need to know Lululemon is selling stuff for them.
Lululemon said earlier this year that it plans to double its menswear business in the next five ye
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Lululemon CEO: To really pop our menswear line, more men need to know we actually have one

For Lululemon to accomplish its ambitious plans to grow its menswear business, it needs to address a straightforward problem, CEO Calvin McDonald told CNBC on Tuesday.

“We know our awareness and consideration within the men’s category is still low, and that is where the opportunity lies,” McDonald said on “Halftime Report.”

Put another way: men just need to know Lululemon is selling stuff for them.

Lululemon said earlier this year that it plans to double its menswear business in the next five years. It also has announced plans to manufacture and sell its own footwear line, continuing its wide-ranging expansion efforts.

“I see the growth coming from acquiring more men, driving market share with them and then driving share with the men as they experience Lululemon and get them to spend more,” McDonald said.

Lululemon hasn’t announced its third-quarter earnings yet, but its second-quarter report in September showed sales for its men’s business climbed 35%, outperforming the growth of its women’s apparel.

McDonald said Lululemon — known for its sports bras and leggings — will continue to expand the apparel it offers for men to include both running and yoga-focused products, as well as more casual “on the move” apparel.

“There is a lot of opportunity to expand beyond that,” McDonald said. “That is the work we’ve been in and we’re going to continue to do that.”

Lululemon’s stock is up around 69% year-to-date, trading around $205 on Tuesday afternoon. Its 52-week high is $209.02.


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‘This Is Us’ star Sterling K. Brown wants to live to 100 using this fitness routine

In real life, Brown works out for a different reason: He wants to live to 100, according to Men’s Health. Brown, 43, started to think about longevity when his father died from a heart attack at age 45. “I think when Pops passed, I had sort of a recognition of the fact that 45 was young,” he told Men’s Health. Along with fitness, Brown meditates for 20 minutes a day, and eats a nutrient-rich diet, he told Men’s Health. “It’s easier to maintain a level of fitness than it is to lose it and try to g


In real life, Brown works out for a different reason: He wants to live to 100, according to Men’s Health.
Brown, 43, started to think about longevity when his father died from a heart attack at age 45.
“I think when Pops passed, I had sort of a recognition of the fact that 45 was young,” he told Men’s Health.
Along with fitness, Brown meditates for 20 minutes a day, and eats a nutrient-rich diet, he told Men’s Health.
“It’s easier to maintain a level of fitness than it is to lose it and try to g
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'This Is Us' star Sterling K. Brown wants to live to 100 using this fitness routine

On the NBC show “This Is Us,” Sterling K. Brown’s character Randall Pearson is an avid runner who turns to cardio to relieve anxiety and stress. In real life, Brown works out for a different reason: He wants to live to 100, according to Men’s Health.

Brown, 43, started to think about longevity when his father died from a heart attack at age 45. “I think when Pops passed, I had sort of a recognition of the fact that 45 was young,” he told Men’s Health.

Growing up, fitness was always part of Brown’s life: He played football and basketball and was into lifting weights.

When Brown entered grad school for acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, one of his professors told him that he should change his routine because his muscular build was interfering with his ability to physically portray emotions. So, he switched to yoga and cardio and put lifting on pause.

Nowadays, Brown’s daily hour-long workout routine involves running several miles, doing calisthenics (dynamic bodyweight exercises), as well as strength-training exercises such as chin-ups and Russian twists. He also plays basketball and has competed in triathlons.

Along with fitness, Brown meditates for 20 minutes a day, and eats a nutrient-rich diet, he told Men’s Health. Many of these habits come from the book “Healthy at 100” by John Robbins, which Brown read when he was in his 30s.

“It’s easier to maintain a level of fitness than it is to lose it and try to get it back,” Brown told Men’s Health. “You want to do enough that you feel like you’ve done something, but not so much that you don’t wanna do it again tomorrow. So it’s not about trying to kill yourself. It’s about trying to give yourself the inspiration to continue.”


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Here’s how much money the men’s US Open champion will earn

Rafael Nadal of Spain and Daniil Medvedev of Russia will play for the 2019 U.S. Open title on Sunday at 4 p.m. Even with the big increases in prize money, though, “it can be difficult for players to make much of a profit off competing,” No. “In those cases, if I don’t win a match, I’m actually in danger of losing money for competing.” “You do well as a pro tennis player when you’re ranked in the top 20. “And winning is hard,” Isner notes, “which means it’s really hard to bring in prize money con


Rafael Nadal of Spain and Daniil Medvedev of Russia will play for the 2019 U.S. Open title on Sunday at 4 p.m. Even with the big increases in prize money, though, “it can be difficult for players to make much of a profit off competing,” No. “In those cases, if I don’t win a match, I’m actually in danger of losing money for competing.” “You do well as a pro tennis player when you’re ranked in the top 20. “And winning is hard,” Isner notes, “which means it’s really hard to bring in prize money con
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Here's how much money the men's US Open champion will earn

Rafael Nadal of Spain and Daniil Medvedev of Russia will play for the 2019 U.S. Open title on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.

Nadal, 33, will play in his 27th Grand Slam final and is looking to claim a fourth U.S. Open, while Medvedev, 23, is competing in his first ever major final.

Sunday’s winner will also collect a $3.85 million check. The runner-up will earn about half that amount: $1.9 million.

The total payout for the tournament has skyrocketed over the last several decades. In 1973, when the men and women competitors earned equal pay for the first time, both champions received checks for $25,000. The winners earned six figures for the first time in 1983 ($120,000) and seven figures for the first time in 2003 ($1,000,000).

Even with the big increases in prize money, though, “it can be difficult for players to make much of a profit off competing,” No. 14 ranked John Isner writes on Forbes.

“The expenses can really add up, particularly at tournaments like Wimbledon and the French Open,” adds Isner, who not only pays for his own flights, meals and lodging, but also covers his coaches’ and trainers’ travel costs. “In those cases, if I don’t win a match, I’m actually in danger of losing money for competing.”

Isner, like other top ranked players, is in the fortunate situation where he doesn’t have to rely on just prize money to cover his expenses: He has a handful of sponsorship deals, which are “the closest thing to a guaranteed annual salary that a player has,” he says.

Finding sponsors ins’t always easy, though, especially if you’re not a top-ranked player. “You do well as a pro tennis player when you’re ranked in the top 20. But that can be short-lived,” Isner explains. “Brands are paying you to get their logos on televised show courts, so if your matches aren’t being featured on broadcasts because your play has fallen off … or because you’re injured and not playing at all — they’re going to stop calling.”

Players without sponsors have to win to pay the bills. “And winning is hard,” Isner notes, “which means it’s really hard to bring in prize money consistently.”


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Men’s health start-ups tout their simplicity, but some make it a pain for customers to cancel

While these services make a point of removing the hassle for consumers to get started, canceling is a whole different matter. “This is inexcusable, particularly in healthcare,” Zachariah Reitano, co-founder and CEO of Ro, wrote in a post on Medium this week. To get customers, the new players are all battling with each other in addition to the legacy health and drug companies. “Everyone has to care about retention because, if not, you don’t have a business,” wrote Reitano, who previously shared h


While these services make a point of removing the hassle for consumers to get started, canceling is a whole different matter. “This is inexcusable, particularly in healthcare,” Zachariah Reitano, co-founder and CEO of Ro, wrote in a post on Medium this week. To get customers, the new players are all battling with each other in addition to the legacy health and drug companies. “Everyone has to care about retention because, if not, you don’t have a business,” wrote Reitano, who previously shared h
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Men's health start-ups tout their simplicity, but some make it a pain for customers to cancel

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Men’s health start-ups have been a hot ticket with consumers who prefer to avoid the doctor for sensitive issues like erectile dysfunction and hair loss. Sign up online, get connected virtually with a physician and within days your pills start showing up in the mail. While these services make a point of removing the hassle for consumers to get started, canceling is a whole different matter. Some have hidden fees that continue racking up after cancellation, and others make customers call a representative to end their subscription, forcing the awkward conversation they went out of their way to avoid. One executive in the space has had enough, and is calling on his rivals to clean up their act. “This is inexcusable, particularly in healthcare,” Zachariah Reitano, co-founder and CEO of Ro, wrote in a post on Medium this week. “The idea of lauding the convenience, quality, and affordability of asynchronous healthcare, while simultaneously requiring a patient to pick up the phone to cancel a subscription is one of the boldest and most hypocritical business practices I’ve seen in a long time.” The global e-pharma market is expected to generate close to $73 billion in revenue by 2024, up from $25.2 billion last year, according to ResearchAndMarkets. Venture capitalists have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the direct-to-consumer health market, betting on big outcomes as virtual medical services tip into the mainstream and more people turn to the internet for medications and supplements.

Zachariah Reitano Courtesy of Roman

Ro (owner of Roman brand), Keeps, Hims and others have all popped up since 2017 to take advantage of loosening regulations around telemedicine as well as the expiration of patents for Viagra, which is opening the ED market to competition. Fans of the services say they’re cheaper and more convenient for patients, who might otherwise avoid seeing a doctor, and they remove the stigma related to certain medical issues by making users feel like they’re not alone. To get customers, the new players are all battling with each other in addition to the legacy health and drug companies. It’s an expensive endeavor, requiring a hefty marketing budget and upfront costs for research, product development and compliance. While Reitano admits that losing customers once you have them is problematic, he says that companies have to put their efforts into keeping users happy rather than forcing them to stay. “Everyone has to care about retention because, if not, you don’t have a business,” wrote Reitano, who previously shared how his own experience with ED led him to the space. “But it’s short term thinking to do it by making cancelling inconvenient rather than creating an experience that patients continue to use because they receive value over time.” Ro, which sells pills for ED, hair loss and genital herpes and has moved into women’s health as well, is among the best-funded start-ups in the category. Reitano didn’t mention any competitors by name in his blog post, but he appears to have pushed some companies into action. Keeps is one of them. The company, which specializes in delivering hair loss treatment, describes itself as a subscription service with “no waiting rooms.” Yet it requires customers to call during business hours to cancel in all states except California, where it’s no longer legal to mandate that.

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Alexis Tarlow, general manager of Keeps, told CNBC the company plans to offer a way for customers to cancel over email, an option she says has been available for months even though an internet search for how to cancel a subscription returns the following: “To cancel your Keeps subscription you can call us from 10 am ET to 6 pm ET” followed by the phone number. “As a fast growing business, we’re continually evaluating our processes to make sure that they’re working for our customers now,” Tarlow wrote in an email. “Having an open, honest feedback loop with our customers makes it easy for us to know what’s working and what could be improved.” Hims, which is often viewed as the most direct competitor to Ro and has similarly moved into the women’s health space with a product line called Hers, has also been criticized for its cancellation policy. Dozens of users have complained to the Better Business Bureau and online forums like Product Hunt for charges that continue even after cancellation. The company bills ex-subscribers up to $15 a month for what it calls a platform or membership fee that’s required to cover administrative and operating costs. Hims told CNBC that it started changing its policy in recent weeks.

Source: Hims


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US women’s soccer pay dispute intensifies, as FIFA approves an expanded World Cup

However, it also confirmed that amount will rise to $440 million for the next men’s World Cup, in Qatar in 2022. Ahead of the Women’s World Cup final in July, Infantino proposed doubling the total prize money to $60 million in 2023. It means that dozens more member associations can organize their women’s soccer programs and funding, knowing they have a realistic chance of qualifying. The United States National Soccer Team Players Association, the labor organization for members of the men’s natio


However, it also confirmed that amount will rise to $440 million for the next men’s World Cup, in Qatar in 2022. Ahead of the Women’s World Cup final in July, Infantino proposed doubling the total prize money to $60 million in 2023. It means that dozens more member associations can organize their women’s soccer programs and funding, knowing they have a realistic chance of qualifying. The United States National Soccer Team Players Association, the labor organization for members of the men’s natio
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US women's soccer pay dispute intensifies, as FIFA approves an expanded World Cup

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan during the trophy ceremony following the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Final match between The United State of America (USA) and The Netherlands (Holland) at Groupama Stadium on July 7, 2019 in Decines near Lyon, France.

“The astounding success of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France made it very clear that this is the time to keep the momentum going and take concrete steps to foster the growth of women’s football,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday.

Prospective host countries will now be revising their bids, with China, Brazil and even a joint bid expressed between North and South Korea all in the running.

Soccer’s world governing body, FIFA, has unanimously agreed to a proposal to expand the number of teams taking part in the Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 for the next tournament in 2023.

However, it also confirmed that amount will rise to $440 million for the next men’s World Cup, in Qatar in 2022.

Ahead of the Women’s World Cup final in July, Infantino proposed doubling the total prize money to $60 million in 2023. The figure would still fall way short of the men’s edition in Russia last year, featuring 32 teams and a total prize pot of $400 million.

The expansion will have implications beyond the addition of the eight teams. It means that dozens more member associations can organize their women’s soccer programs and funding, knowing they have a realistic chance of qualifying.

An expanded World Cup on the back of another triumph for the U.S. women’s team earlier this summer could well strengthen its case in the ongoing pay dispute with the United States Soccer Federation.

Earlier this week, a spokesperson for the United States women’s national soccer team accused its governing body of a “ruse,” as it continues to fight for equal pay in line with what the men’s side receives.

Molly Levinson is representing the players in their gender discrimination litigation case against the USSF and disputed claims made by USSF President Carlos Cordeiro on Monday, who claimed that the women’s team had actually been paid more than the men’s team over the last decade.

“U.S. Soccer has, over the past decade, paid our Women’s National Team more than our Men’s National Team in salaries and game bonuses, and we continue to make unprecedented investments in our women’s program,” Cordeiro said in a letter.

He pointed to figures that stated there had been a total of $34.1 million in salary and game bonuses paid to the women between 2010 and 2018, compared with $26.4 million distributed to the men during the same time. He added that was not counting the significant additional value of various benefits that women players receive but men do not.

In a response, the USWNT said the numbers were “utterly false,” which was backed up by the U.S. men’s team on Tuesday, which also accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of refusing to pay national team players a fair share of generated revenue.

The United States National Soccer Team Players Association, the labor organization for members of the men’s national team, showed its dissatisfaction with the details of 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 union said Tuesday.

Cordeiro said each team chose to negotiate a different compensation package with U.S Soccer and there was not favoritism.

The federation said female players chose to have a guaranteed salary; U.S Soccer therefore pays each contracted player a base salary of $100,000 per year, whereas in contrast, the men’s national team has no guaranteed salary and players are paid only for the training camps they attend and the games they play, plus game bonuses.

U.S. Soccer says it also pays its national team contracted players a $67,500 to $72,500 salary for playing in the National Women’s Soccer League, something it says it does not do for men who play in Major League Soccer or any other men’s professional league.

The pay dispute erupted in March, four months before the team went on to retain the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Each member of the women’s team that won a record-extending fourth World Cup were named as plaintiffs in federal court when their lawsuit was filed, including top scorer and player of the tournament Megan Rapinoe.


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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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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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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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