The United States Women's National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) is calling the U.S. Soccer Federation's offer of identical contracts for its women's and men's national teams a publicity stunt, according to Yahoo! Sports.
On Sept. 14, U.S. Soccer announced it offered identical contract proposals to players unions for the women's and men's teams.
On Twitter, the USWNT responded, "USSF's [United States Soccer Federation's] PR stunts and bargaining through the media will not bring us any closer to a fair agreement. In contrast, we are committed to bargaining in good faith to achieve equal pay and the safest working conditions possible. The proposal that USSF made recently to us does neither."
The USWNT players have been in a fight with the federation for years. The player pool filed a gender discrimination lawsuit in March 2019, three months before winning a second consecutive Women's World Cup.
U.S. Soccer has not released any type of details about the contract offered to both parties.