‘Don’t take ‘No’ for an answer’: Courage head coach speaks on US Soccer Federation equaling pay for women, men

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – While gender pay gaps still largely exist, it’s narrowing in the world of women’s sports. On Wednesday, the U.S. Soccer Federation came to an agreement to pay athletes on the women and men’s national teams equally.

Included in the deal is an agreement to pool and share a portion of prize money paid for the teams’ participation in the 2023 Women’s World Cup and the 2022 Men’s World Cup.

Sean Nahas, the coach for Cary’s North Carolina Courage, said the deal is long overdue. Some of the players on his team are part of the U.S. Women’s National Team roster.