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Sign The Pledge
Professional athletes of any gender should not have to have to work two, three, or four full-time jobs in addition to playing their sport professionally. I support ending the need for side-hustles in professional sports.
“Every week while trying to prepare for a big game, I’ve had to focus my time on making extra money just to get by. It’s an exhausting schedule at times but it’s truly the only way to live.” – Megan Oyster
“I would wake up at 3:45 am, go to work from 4:00-1:00 pm, and then go straight to training from 1:30-4:00 pm and then do it all over again.”- Gabby Selier
“I was cleaning toilets, mopping floors, cleaning up after customers, etc. After that, I’d train by myself, train with a boys team at night when I could find one, and referee in between so I could afford the gas money to do all the above.” – Darian Jenkins
Donate to NWSLPA
Contribute to the National Women’s Soccer League Players Association that fights every day for better to improve standards for professional women’s soccer players as well as athletes of all genders. (NWSLPA is a 501c5 organization and not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes)
Soccer is one of the most successful professional women’s sports in the United States. But despite an increase in TV viewership of almost 500% in the past year, a drastic gap in minimum salaries remains. Roughly 1/3 of all NWSLPA members make the League’s minimum salary of $22,000 per year. Approximately 75% make $31,000 or less. (For comparison, the minimum salary in MLS is $84,000. Even a reserve player in MLS makes a minimum of $65,600).
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is in its 9th season, with 10 teams and two expansion teams scheduled for 2022. NWSLPA will not wait another decade to achieve fair contracts, equal pay, and professional playing conditions.
Our goal is to set the global standard and ensure that a career in NWSL becomes a viable professional career choice in the years ahead.