My Research (3 Topics)

Bianca Padilla

Women's Soccer

Why are women soccer players payed less than men soccer players?

The website Sporting Intelligence reports the average salary in the U.S. men’s soccer league, Major League Soccer, is $305,000. For women, the average salary is $14,000, according to Fusion.As for prize money, Reuters reports the total for the men’s FIFA World Cup is $576 million, while it’s about $15 million for the women, according to Business Insider.Last year, the U.S. men’s national soccer team, which failed in its bid to make it to the finals of the World Cup, was paid $9 million in prize money, according to Reuters. The American women -- the 2015 World Cup champions -- will earn $2 million, reports Business Insider.

Neymar Jr.

How did Neymar Jr. become one of the top 3 soccer players in the world?

It seems hard to believe that the Brazilian is still only 23. When he first ran out for Santos at the age of 17 it was clear that there was something special about him, and in scoring 14 goals in 48 appearances in his first season with the club, he fired the dreams of Brazilian fans. He has won 4 major awards (FIFA Puskas award, Bola de Ouro, South American Footballer of the year, and UEFA champions league Top Goalscorer) and has scored over 100 goals in his career. He plays for the spanish team FC Barcelona and for his national team Brazil.