Equal Pay?

Who gets paid more per game, players on the US women's or US men's soccer team?

  1. How accurate was your prediction?

  2. How surprised are you by this information?

  3. Is this pay disparity worse in soccer or in the average job in America?

  4. Do you think this pay disparity is worse in the US or in other countries?

  5. Why do you think there is such a disparity of pay between women and men?

  6. What is one consequence of this pay disparity?

  7. Is this good news?

  8. List one question you have about this information:

  9. What could the US government do to correct this inequality?

  10. What should the US government do to correct this inequality?

  11. Do you think the US women's soccer team should sue US Soccer for equal pay?

  12. If you were on the world champion and wildly popular women's US Soccer team what would you think about this?

  13. I went to see the US Women's National Team play Germany in the World Cup in Montreal last summer. It was thrilling! And then I saw today's chart in the paper and thought, WT? In the comments section, discuss your reaction to the information in the chart:

Learning Extension

Read the entire NYTimes report on gender pay disparities in US soccer.

Action Extension

Contact US Soccer or tweet them @ussoccerand let them know what you think about this.

Bonus Chart