Both the men's and women's national teams have disputed the USSF's claims.
The United States Soccer Federation has argued the women generate less revenue—a claim that is not supported by the current evidence.
All 28 members of the team are suing the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination, arguing that they are paid less than their male peers despite having the same job responsibilities and achieving superior results.
Jumbi, Zanzibar, Tanzania: The Green Queens warm up ahead of a match. Men on the island have long resisted women's presence on the field, but a small cadre is challenging traditional gender norms.
Tear gas envelops Marseille football supporters during clashes with French security officials on a street in Marseille, France, on October 25th, 2018, ahead of a match with Italian club Lazio.
The victory calls attention to the role of racein the selection of national players.
Presnel Kimpembe and Thomas Lemar of France celebrate in the rain after victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Croatian football players celebrate after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final against England.
Onlookers cheer as ambulances deliver boys rescued from a cave in northern Thailand to a hospital on July 8th, 2018, in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
We spoke with four economists about Russia's claims of a World Cup-related financial windfall. They were all skeptical.
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Elephants participate in a football game to kick off the World Cup fever as part of an anti-gambling campaign at the ancient Thai city of Ayutthaya on June 13th, 2018.
A dancer looks on during the opening ceremony prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 14th, 2018, in Moscow, Russia.
More women are playing sports and more people are watching them do so than ever before (just look at audience figures for this year's Women's World Cup), but you wouldn’t know it from the “mediated man cave” that is American sports media.
The most famous teams from the Netherlands were glorious failures—at least to outsiders. In a nation that often prized an ideal over tangible results, some might have to come to terms with a new team that's two games away from the country's first World Cup title.
The number of immigrants in a country doesn't seem to have an effect on how diverse its national team is. If anything, it appears that ethnic and racial minorities get pushed toward soccer.