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Vlatko Andonovski makes 27% of USMNT coach’s salary

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United States women’s national team coach Vlatko Andonovski made 73% less than men’s coach Gregg Berhalter in 2021-22, according to U.S. Soccer’s tax filing released Monday.

Andonovski earned $446,495 in salary during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. That included $50,000 in bonuses for the USWNT’s bronze-medal finish at the Tokyo Olympics in August 2021.

Berhalter earned $1,641,398 in that same time frame, including $300,000 in bonuses, maintaining his status as U.S. Soccer’s highest-paid employee. The 49-year-old coached the U.S. men to the 2021 Conacacaf Golf Cup title and to the Round of 16 of the 2022 Men’s World Cup.

In the previous fiscal year, Andonovski earned $357,597, 28% of Berhalter’s $1,291,539 salary.

Berhalter’s contract with U.S. Soccer expired in Dec. 31 and his status with the federation is unclear. He is currently under investigation for a domestic violence allegation stemming from 1991.

Andonovski is 47-5-6 in over three years as USWNT head coach. The 46-year-old has faced criticism for recent USNWT performances, including a three-game losing streak late last year, the program’s first since 1993. The U.S. has bounced back so far in 2023 as it prepares for the World Cup in New Zealand this summer, going 5-0-0 and winning the SheBelieves Cup title last week.

Last year, the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams reached a landmark collective bargaining agreement with the federation guaranteeing equal pay and other benefits.

The USWNT are No. 1 in the current FIFA rankings, while the USMNT are No. 13.