The Pay Gap Between Men and Women Soccer Athletes Is Shocking

Between winning their third FIFA Women's World Cup championship and having 25 million viewers tune in to witness the history-making victory, the U.S. women's national team has it pretty good right now.

Unfortunately, there is one detail that doesn't deserve to be celebrated.

The pay gap between men and women doesn't just stop at the office, but affects the field, too. The 2015 Women's World Cup champions will receive $2 million in prize money while the men's team, who failed to win in 2014, were awarded $8 million from FIFA, reports Business Insider.

The average salary for U.S. men's soccer league is $305,000. Meanwhile, women earn significantly less at $14,000.

And with women performing above and beyond, it's safe to say they're most deserving of equal pay.

NEXT: Mia Hamm Reflects On Team USA's 1999 Women's World Cup Victory »

Related Stories:
FIFA's Sexist Shadow Looms Over U.S. Women's World Cup Victory
10 Higlights of Abby Wambach's Soccer Career

Photo Credit: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images