ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The members of the US soccer team both men and women had reasons to smile these days.
The U.S. Soccer Federation on Tuesday revealed that it has offered the respective players’ unions for the U.S. women’s national team and the U.S. men’s side identical proposals for a new collective bargaining agreement.
“This proposal will ensure that USWNT and USMNT players remain among the highest paid senior national team players in the world, while providing a revenue sharing structure that would allow all parties to begin anew and share collectively in the opportunity that combined investment in the future of U.S. Soccer will deliver over the course of a new CBA,” the US soccer federation said in a statement.
After two successive draws, the United States Men’s National team soccer roster (USMNT) finally entered the win column with a lopsided 4-1 win against the home team Honduras in a World Cup qualifying match in San Pedro Sula last September 8.
Ricardo Pepi scored a goal and had two assists in the morale-boosting win for the USMNT.
The win boosted the chance of the USMNT for a slot in the World Cup next year.
At the moment, Mexico leads the eight-team table with seven points, followed by Panama, Canada, and the U.S. with five each.
Honduras and El Salvador have two points each, Costa Rica has one point and Jamaica none.
The top three sides will qualify for the World Cup in 2022, while the fourth-placed team will enter a playoff for a spot in Qatar.
The next three-match qualifying cycle begins for the U.S. on Oct. 7 in Austin, Texas, versus Jamaica.
The U.S. will play at Panama on Oct. 10 and then will host Costa Rica in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 13.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.