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USWNT's successful fight for equal pay shows everyone wins when women win

The joint collective bargaining agreements announced Wednesday by the U.S. Soccer Federation, guaranteeing matching contracts with the men's and women's national teams through their respective players' associations, are historic. They show what is possible when two sides are committed to equity and are willing to sacrifice for the greater, long-term good.

The money part is huge, of course. Also important are things that should have been standard long ago, such as equity in travel, better and safer playing surfaces for the women, and men's players getting the same childcare stipend women have gotten for years.