Tells US Soccer Star She Supports ‘Equal Pay for Equal Play’
US women nation soccer star Carli Lloyd appeared at Care One at Hamilton
Assisted Living yesterday, Hamilton’s Mayor – was happy to inform Lloyd of her
support for an important cause.
pay for equal play.
who sported a “ #equalplayequalpay ” pin when meeting the soccer star,
wanted to let Lloyd know that Hamilton’s first female Mayor supported the
are Champions and the entire sport has realized great dividends from their
sacrifices, determination and relentless dedication; why should the members of
the US women national soccer team make less than their male counterparts,” asks
this year, Lloyd wrote an opinion piece featured by the New York Times that
explained her views in part by the following.
This isn’t about a money grab. It’s
about doing the right thing, the fair thing. It’s about treating people the way
they deserve to be treated, no matter their gender.
and featured in several publications to highlight the pay difference between
the US Women and Men soccer teams has illustrated the females members
making less than twenty percent of what their males counterparts made for
making their respective World Cup rosters, as well as lagging in other “bonus”
areas. Additionally, in terms of profitability, projected revenues have
illustrated the profitability of the women’s team versus the men’s team, which
was projected to run a deficit.
Hamilton, there are 66 girls soccer recreation teams with 876 total
players. Additionally, there are 23
girls soccer travel teams, with 433 total players.
sends the wrong message to females, and particularly young girls; and I hope we
see this inequity change in the very near future,” says Mayor Yaede.