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U.S. Women's Soccer generates more revenue than the men

Financial reports show that the U.S. Women's National Team generated more money from 2015-2018 than their male counterparts.

WASHINGTON -- Audited financial reports from the U.S. Soccer Federation show that the U.S. Women's soccer games have generated more money than U.S. Men's games according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The financial reports from 2015-2018 state that the women generated about $50.8 Million in revenue.

The men brought in only $49.9 Million.

This is huge for the U.S. Women's National Team's lawsuit against U.S. Soccer.

The lawsuit alleges the organization pays male players far more than women based on gender discrimination, even though the men's team has been less successful.

The U.S. Soccer Federation denies those accusations.

According to the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition, members of the U.S. Women's soccer team earns 38 cents on the dollar in comparison to the U.S. Men's team.

Since 1991, the year of the first FIFA Women's World Cup, the American women have reached at least the semifinals in every single women's World Cup, and won three World Cup titles.

In that same timespan, the U.S. men's team have only won five World Cup matches total, and failed to even qualify for the most recent World Cup.