On Sunday, July 7, the United States women’s national soccer team defeated the Netherlands 2-0 to win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final. While millions watched closely as the star players led the team to a fourth victory, others were wondering, “What is the net worth of the U.S. women’s soccer team in 2019?” Here’s what you need to know about the U.S. women’s soccer team’s net worth and salary, and questions fans are asking about their compensation.
Earning Less Than They Deserve?
The world’s best female soccer players have dedicated years of their lives to the sport, and work hard to ensure that they perform their very best. Unfortunately, many U.S. players on the women’s team believe they are not paid as much as they deserve—especially in relation to the national men’s team.
On March 8, 2019, 28 members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, alleging that a culture of “institutionalized gender discrimination” exists within the organization.
“Despite the fact that these female and male players are called upon to perform the same job responsibilities on their teams and participate in international competitions for their single common employer, the USSF, the female players have been consistently paid less money than their male counterparts,” the players wrote in the federal suit.
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“This is true even though their performance has been superior to that of the male players—with the female players, in contrast to male players, becoming world champions.”
According to reports, the soccer federation and the USWNT “tentatively agreed to pursue mediation after the World Cup ends.” So we’ll have to wait and see how things unfold for the four-time victors.
In meantime, though, this raises questions about their compensation. Are the best female players wealthy? How much do they get for their bonuses and tours?
Here’s what you need to know about the 23 U.S. soccer players on the women’s team, and how much they’re compensated.
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Bonuses and Tour Earnings for Each Woman on the U.S. Team
Although all 23 players earned their place in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, they don’t each make the same salary or have the same net worth. Various factors affect their earnings, and more information will be revealed in the weeks following their Cup win.
However, since they did win, each player will earn the same amount in bonuses and for their victory tour.
The earnings of the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) for the 2019 World Cup are reportedly as follows (make sure to keep reading for our U.S. women’s soccer team’s net worth list).:
$37,500 – Qualifying bonus
$37,500 – Roster bonus
$110,000 – Victory bonus
$61,869 – Victory Tour
Total = $245,869
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team – Net Worth Estimated
Ashlyn Harris was born on October 19, 1985 in Satellite Beach, Florida. She’s the goalkeeper for Orlando Pride, and signed with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels for collegiate soccer. Harris’ estimated net worth is $1.0 million. She previously told the NYT she expects to earn between $300,000 and $400,000 this year.
Rebecca Sauerbrunn was born June 6, 1985 in St. Louis, Missouri. She plays center back for the Utah Royals FC and attended the University of Virginia. Her estimated net worth is $3.5 million, with her salary being approximately $300,000.
Abigail Dahlkemper, born May 13, 1993, lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and studied at UCLA. She plays center back for North Carolina Courage. Her estimated net worth is more than $500,000, and her salary is approximately $200,000.
Alexandra Krieger was born July 28, 1984 in Dumfries, Virginia. The Penn State alum plays right back/center back for Orlando Pride. Her estimated net worth is $3.0 million.
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Emily Sonnett was born in Marietta, Georgia on November 25, 1993. She studied at the University of Virginia. Sonnett plays defender/midfielder for Portland Thorns. Her estimated net worth is $1.0 million.
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Thank you New York for an amazing few days celebrating our victory. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to play in the final not only once but twice now. Each journey to get there is special in its own way and it truly is an honor to wear this crest and represent the USA. Thank you to my teammates for pushing me and challenging me everyday. Thank you to my family for supporting my dream since day 1. Zach thank you just for everything, truly. And to my sisters in Christ, your words of encouragement and prayer kept me fueled. Those words kept the game in perspective and focused me on an audience of 1. World Champs 2x is an indescribable feeling. Blessed.
Julie Ertz was born in Mesa, Arizona on April 6, 1992. The former Santa Clara University student plays midfielder/defender for the Chicago Red Stars. Her estimated net worth is $3.0 million.
Mallory Pugh plays forward for Washington Spirit. She was born April 29, 1998 in Littleton, Colorado and attended UCLA. Her estimated net worth is $1.0 million.
Team co-captain Carlo Lloyd was born July 19, 1982. She grew up in Delran Township, New Jersey and attended Rutgers University. The midfielder for Sky Blue FC’s estimated net worth is $2.0 million.
Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco was born in San Dimas, California on July 2, 1989, and attended UC Berkeley. The U.S. women’s national soccer team co-captain plays striker for Orlando Pride. Her estimated net worth is $3.0 million.
Born July 5, 1985 in Redding, California, national women’s team cop-captain Megan Rapinoe also plays midfielder/winger for Reign FC. The University of Portland grad’s estimated net worth is $3.0 million.
Tobin Heath was born on May 29, 1988 in Morristown, New Jersey. She attended the University of North Carolina. Heath is a midfielder for both the national women’s team and Portland Thorns FC. Her estimated net worth is $1.5 million.
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team – Net Worth Pending
Alyssa Naeher was born on April 20, 1988 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She studied at Pennsylvania (Penn) State University. Naeher came to the U.S. national women’s soccer team as a goalkeeper from the Chicago Red Stars.
Adrianna Franch was born on November 12, 1990 in Salina, Kansas. The Oklahoma State University grad plays for the Portland Thorns as goalkeeper.
Kelley O’Hara was born on August 4, 1988 in Fayetteville, Georgia. The Stanford alum plays winger/wingback/forward for the the national team and the Utah Royals FC.
Tierna Davidson was born on September 19, 1998 in Menlo Park, California and studied at Stanford University. When she’s not playing for the national team, Davidson plays center back and left back for the Chicago Red Stars.
Crystal Dunn, born July 3, 1992, lived in New Hyde Park, New York and studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She plays wingback for North Carolina Courage when she’s not competing for the Women’s World Cup.
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Samantha Mewis was born on October 9, 1992 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) alum plays midfielder for North Carolina Courage.
Born February 26, 1993 in St. Simons Island, Georgia, Morgan Brian studied at The University of Virginia. She plays midfielder for the Chicago Red Stars and the national team.
Lindsey Horan was born May 26, 1994 in Golden, Colorado. She did exceptionally well in her high school years as a soccer player, and although she got a scholarship to play for North Carolina, she gave up college to sign with French club Paris Saint-Germain FC. She plays forward/attack midfielder/central midfielder for Portland Thorns FC.
Rosemary Lavelle was born on May 14, 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The national team midfielder studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lavelle also plays midfielder for Washington Spirit.
Alexandra Long Batista was born August 13, 1987 in Northport, New York. She studied at Penn State for a year before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She plays midfielder for Reign FC.
Jessica McDonald was born February 28, 1988 in Phoenix, Arizona. She studied at Phoenix College and transferred to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. McDonald plays forward for the national team and North Carolina Courage.
Christen Press was born December 29, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. She plays forward for the Utah Royals FC and represented the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford University.