Now that the national team pay calculator is done (more or less), we can run some scenarios.
- Women win World Cup with 9 points in group stage, take Olympic bronze with 7 points in group stage.
- Men reach World Cup quarterfinals (7 points in group) one year and take 3 points in group stage in another.
Friendlies: Bonuses for women are now the men’s bonuses minus their game bonuses, so the pay per game should be equal.
Women’s World Cup qualifiers: Now paid at the same rate as Tier 2 friendlies.
Women’s World Cup qualifying bonus: Now roughly equal to what a mid-tier men’s player would make for World Cup qualifying bonus. (The men’s pool bonus is split, not equally, among a much larger group.)
Women’s World Cup bonuses:
- $10.39 million possible team pay, up from $2.53 million
- Bonus for the tour formerly known as the Victory Tour bonus is unchanged at $1.4 million after finishing first
- $11.79 million total (prize + tour), up from $3.93 million
- Reminder: FIFA prize money was $4 million for first place in 2019 but will rise, maybe not quite double. USSF will lose maybe $4-6 million.
Men’s World Cup bonuses:
- $26.471 million possible team pay, down from to $20 million, with most of the cuts in later rounds
- Reminder: FIFA prize money was $38 million for first place in 2018.
Women’s Olympic bonuses:
- $3.8 million possible team pay, up from $1.8 million
- Bonus for the tour formerly known as the Victory Tour bonus is unchanged at $1.2 million after finishing first
- Reminder: USOC prize money is $35,000 for each gold medalist
New for men: Likeness rights, which are convoluted in the current men’s CBA, are pooled into a $350,000 sum as in the women’s CBA.
Unchanged: Gold Cup, Copa America, SheBelieves Cup and Tournament of Nations bonuses.
- Total team compensation over 6 years: women $52,562,676, men $43,925,132
- Maximum possible per player over 6 years: women $2,454,331, men $1,858,198
And more detail …