New agreement runs through 2012

January 4, 2006
NEW YORK -- Players on the American women's soccer team could earn $200,000 each in years they win the Olympics or World Cup under a labor contract finalized Wednesday.

The deal calls for the U.S. Soccer Federation to pay a minimum of $1.28 million annually to 20 players who would be in residency, with at least 14 guaranteed salaries of $70,000 and at least six guaranteed at $50,000. The USSF has the option of hiring up to four more players at $30,000 per year and can bring in players ...

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