Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
National team players reach accord
by Paul Kennedy, February 17th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

An agreement was reached between Women's Professional Soccer and U.S. national team players on the terms of the standard contract players will sign with the new league, which will kick off on March 29. Players will earn an average of around $32,000 in 2009 for a seven-month playing contract.

According to Sports Business Journal, the minimum salary of U.S. national team players will be $40,000. The term of the agreement is three years.

The agreement covers 33 players on the U.S. women's national team or in the national team pool. Players have the ability to supplement their salary with compensation through appearances, marketing, coaching and camps in addition to finding other employment in the offseason.

The agreement also covers various issues over marketing rights.

WPS has signed Puma as a national sponsor and is hopeful of adding several other national sponsors before the start of the season.

According to WPS spokesperson Robert Penner, players who have a pre-existing endorsement contract with a manufacturer that has taken out a licensing deal with WPS are able to wear that manufacturer's shoes. All other players will wear Puma shoes.

The agreement paves the way for clubs to finalize agreements with national team players. Up until now, the major signings have all been those of foreign stars.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Steve Swanson    
"I think our team is used to having Morgan come in and out,. Sometimes that can ...
Galaxy II signs Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen II    
[USL PRO] The LA Galaxy, which was the first MLS club to launch a second team ...
Frauen-Nati offers test at sold-out WakeMed Soccer Park    
[USA-SWITZERLAND] The USA and Switzerland will meet for the first time ever when they face off ...
Western Conference teams go head-to-head    
[MLS Preview: Week 24] Teams on either side of the playoff line in the Western Conference ...
Kempin saves Sporting KC, Timbers romp in Guyana    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] MLS champion Sporting Kansas City was on familiar ground when it opened Concacaf ...
What They're Saying: Jamie Meriam    
"I think it would be huge because around the world, soccer is not crammed into the ...
Semifinals set in Montreal and Moncton    
[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Montreal's Olympic Stadium (capacity: 66,000) and tiny Moncton Stadium (capacity: 8,500) are ...
FC Dallas tops post-World Cup charts    
[BY THE NUMBERS] FC Dallas has continued its recovery from its May swoon, when it went ...
Soccer America Preseason Women's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] UCLA, which is coming off its first national championship, is ranked No. 1 in ...
What They're Saying: New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs    
"We are continuing to interview student-athletes and investigate what happened on night. I've consulted with Texas ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives