International Women’s Day saw U.S. Women’s Soccer Team file landmark lawsuit

Alex Morgan

❝ While some sporting brands used International Women’s Day to launch their Women’s World Cup team kits, lawyers representing the world-champion U.S. team were on their way to a California courthouse to file a landmark lawsuit that would rock the sport.

Instructed by the 28 members of the women’s national team, they filed a suit accusing the U.S. Soccer Federation of gender discrimination, alleging that it pays them less than their male counterparts…

“They sacrifice their whole lives to play for their country, they’re together and play more games than the men’s team and they’ve been more successful,” Ireland striker Stephanie Roche told Reuters.

“They are more like a club team in some ways, they play that many games. I think they have proven that they are equal, they have brought success and therefore have every right to demand equality,” she added…

Winners of four Olympic gold medals and three of the seven World Cups that have been held to date, the U.S. women’s team are ranked first in the world and have never been lower than second, while the American men are currently 25th.

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One thought on “International Women’s Day saw U.S. Women’s Soccer Team file landmark lawsuit

  1. Michelle says:

    I may be a women – at least last time I checked – I am not sure I agree with this. It has nothing to do with male vs female, it’s a matter of which I find more entertaining to watch, and that is men’s. Sure, there are some incredible female players out there, but it’s the same with many sports… basketball, volleyball, etc. Most of the time I enjoy watching the men more than the women. Men are physically stronger and provide more entertainment when watching. There are a few sports I prefer watching women. Gymnastics is the first thing that pops into my head. I prefer women in ballet (although it’s not a competitive sport, it’s still a physical activity). I think you get what I’m saying.

    Now, I’m all for equality between the sexes. A female sales manager at Walmart should receive the same pay as a male sales manager. But that is an entirely different industry.

    Meryl Streep is going to be paid more than I would if we were both in a movie together. Men’s soccer draws more fans than women’s soccer so men’s should be paid more.

    I do see the women’s point of view, but I do not agree with them in this case.

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