The long slog toward equal pay -- and labor peace -- in the U.S. Soccer landscape took a giant step forward on Wednesday with the announcement that the unions for players on the U.S. men's national team and U.S. women's national teams had ratified new collective bargaining agreements with the U.S. Soccer Federation.
The deals will begin on June 1 and will last through the end of 2028. In many respects, the agreements are history making.
In what ways are the deals historic?
The two unions and the USSF achieved equality in terms of economics.