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Trump Discussed Equitable Pay for Women in Soccer With FIFA's Infantino

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino, left, speaks with President Donald Trump as they walk on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

By    |   Monday, 09 September 2019 07:43 PM

President Donald Trump on Monday discussed equitable pay for women in professional soccer with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

"Gianni and I just had a meeting on women’s soccer and what everybody’s going to do to make that even better and more equitable, etc.," Trump told reporters as he left the White House.

Players for the women’s U.S. soccer team earlier this year sued the United States Soccer Federation alleging violations of the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

The pay structure for women and men is based on different collective bargaining agreements. The women’s team have a base salary while the men are paid primarily based on matches and performance.

FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, paid the U.S. women a $4 million bonus, compared with the $38 million paid to last year’s World Cup winner. The women’s team won the 2015 and 1999 World Cups, while the men have never won a World Cup title.

"Women’s soccer, where you are world champions, there is much more to do," Infantino said. "The president was saying this to me, and he is right."

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President Donald Trump on Monday discussed equitable pay for women in professional soccer with FIFA President Gianni Infantino."Gianni and I just had a meeting on women's soccer and what everybody's going to do to make that even better...
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