Honestly I don't really care about a disparity in how much revenue comes in from the men's side and the women's side. It all goes to the federation; the teams are part of the same entity. And, further, the USSF is a non-profit organization charged with growing the sport in the US, not making money for shareholders.Revenue Disparity Explains Pay Disparity Between Soccer World Cup's Men And Women
Has anyone come across any analyses or studies to refute this? The numbers are a bit old, because FIFA is not completely transparent about its revenue and such, but the upshot is that the gap between the money generated by the Men's World Cup and the Women's World Cup is much, much bigger than the gap between the prize money in those contests. If you imposed proportionality between revenue and prizes, then either the men would make much more or the women much less, byt a lot. I suspect the revenue gap is shrinking as the WWC gets bigger and more popular, but the revenue gap set forth here is so large I think even with the current trend there is a long way to go.
I also understand this is just a slice of total revenue and income: US Soccer has its own revenue sources, FIFA has revenue in addition to the World Cup tournaments, and the players are paid salaries and other bonuses in addition to World Cup prize money. So it has its limitations even if accurate, but I'd like to know if this is accurate for what it does purport to cover.
The men's and women's squad members should be paid the same wages on principle. It serves no purpose to parse what "slice" of the wages the women "deserve" vs the men.