08/09/2012 10:23 am ET

Gold Medal Will Bring More Green To U.S. Women's Soccer Team

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati says the women's team will split a $1.5 million bonus if the Americans beat Japan in the final here Thursday, which is more than they would earn with a loss, though Gulati declined to specify how much more. The expectation is that the money will be split by the 18 players on the current roster, a pool of about a dozen reserves and training staff. Not every person may receive a full share or a share at all.

In addition, each player would get a $15,000 bonus for silver or a $25,000 bonus for gold from the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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