Samantha Mewis

It. Is. Time. 
–Sam Mewis 

Samantha Mewis played on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team that won a World Cup title in 2019, the team’s fourth. Yet for years, the team that also won four Olympic gold medals was paid less than lesser performing male players. Mewis and other team members sued the U.S. Soccer Federation seeking equal pay and in 2021 won identical contracts to their male counterparts.  

 

Why do female athletes have to fight so hard to get paid fairly?  

U.S. National team jersey worn by Samantha Mewis during the 2019 World Cup; she went on to earn Soccer Player of the Year in 2020

U.S. National team jersey worn by Samantha Mewis during the 2019 World Cup; she went on to earn Soccer Player of the Year in 2020

Gift of Samantha Mewis 

Samantha Mewis

Samantha Mewis

Courtesy of Alamy Stock Photo

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