In an effort to resolve the gender pay gap, the US Soccer Federation proposed equal contracts for both its men's and women's national teams. In 2019 the women's team won the World Cup for its fourth time. They also won Olympic gold five times. Yet the prize fund available at the 2019 women's World Cup was $30 million while the prize fund at the 2018 men's World Cup totaled $400 million. The USSF called on its players to support equalization of prize money. The US Women's National Team Players Association, however, questioned the offer saying, "USSF's PR stunts and bargaining through the media will not bring us any closer to a fair agreement. In contrast, we are committed to bargaining in good faith to achieve equal pay and the safest working conditions possible. The proposal that USSF made recently to us does neither." President Cindy Parlow Cone, the President of USSF, said in a recent open letter that discrepancy in prize money is "by far the most challenging issue."

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