What They're Saying: Senators Patty Murray and Dianne Feinstein

“We strongly believe that pay disparities like the one between the teams send the wrong message to young people and have no place in the 21st century economy. As the company that owns the marketing rights to the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer), you are uniquely positioned to shed light on this issue.”

-- Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) in their letter to MLS Commissioner Don Garber, chief executive of Soccer United Marketing, wading into the equal pay fight with their request for details about how the revenues from SUM's marketing deals with U.S. Soccer are split between the men's and women's national teams. (Help.Senate.Gov)
6 comments about "What They're Saying: Senators Patty Murray and Dianne Feinstein".
  1. Wooden Ships, October 6, 2016 at 10:25 a.m.

    The national teams should be compensated and treated with equal respect. Pro leagues are a different matter. FIFA's continued male dominance should net be factored into this domestic issue. Bothers me when congress gets involved with many things, however, sometimes being compelled is what brings about change.

  2. R2 Dad, October 6, 2016 at 11:36 a.m.

    How's the heat in the kitchen, Don?

  3. :: SilverRey :: replied, October 6, 2016 at 12:57 p.m.

    Garber is not in the hot seat - it's Gulati, and he's got some 'splaining to do...

  4. :: SilverRey :: replied, October 6, 2016 at 1 p.m.

    Whoops, forgot Don was also head of SUM.

  5. :: SilverRey :: replied, October 6, 2016 at 1:01 p.m.

    That and I can't be bothered to read the article before commenting...

  6. Bob Ashpole, October 7, 2016 at 12:59 a.m.

    Have you ever noticed all the women and girls that attend the MLS and both national teams' matches? When they say "soccer is not the most popular sport in the US," they mean "with men." The point of the letter is to make sure Don knows his seat is hot too. If you haven't noticed, women possess a sizable portion of the wealth in this country. They are not just somebody's wife. Which spouse does most of the shopping?

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