NWSL player salaries are capped at a maximum of $46K. Just let that digest a bit. Most know that the average salary is $16K, but do we really want to encourage our daughters to go work in an industry that caps their worth at any amount (but especially at a figure that low)? Collective bargaining at its finest. When they say they want to spend every free hour practicing soccer, training with their team 4x/week and "playing professional soccer," ask them how much $$ they think most players make. That might change their plans. Is it crushing dreams or being a responsible parent to provide a dose of reality?