Sally Jenkins, Washington Post Published 12:48 pm CDT, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Picture the expressions of U.S. Soccer Federation officials every time Alex Morgan went lightly skipping down the pitch and scored another goal in the Americans’ opening match of the women’s World Cup. The falling faces, the slack mouths, the groans and the fingertips pressed to their creased foreheads, as their legal position became ever more indefensible. Just imagine how that record-setting 13-0 victory over Thailand will play at a jury trial. It’s going to be a lot of fun watching lawyers for the soccer federation try to justify why the U.S. Women’s National Team, with their air rifles for legs, are paid 38 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts and had to sue for fair wages. It’s going to be pure entertainment listening to federation president Carlos Cordeiro stammer out an explanation on the witness stand of why this team, which is nothing … [Read more...] about U.S. women’s soccer team is an American treasure. Pay them.
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By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer Published 4:27 pm CDT, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 PHOTOS: All the United States' goal celebrations in the win over Thailand REIMS, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Alex Morgan of the USA celebrates after scoring her team's first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group F match between USA and Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 11, 2019 in Reims, France. less PHOTOS: All the United States' goal celebrations in the win over Thailand REIMS, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Alex Morgan of the USA celebrates after scoring her team's first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup ... more Photo: Robert Cianflone, Getty Images Photo: Robert Cianflone, Getty Images Image 1 of / 48 Caption Close Image 1 of 48 PHOTOS: All the United States' goal … [Read more...] about US soccer sets World Cup records with 13-0 rout of Thailand
By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: March 8, 2019 at 1:37 pm | UPDATED: March 8, 2019 at 1:43 pm By ANNE M. PETERSON Players for the U.S. women’s national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay that is equitable to that of their male counterparts. The action comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women’s World Cup in France. The players allege that they have been subject to ongoing “institutionalized gender discrimination,” including unequal pay, despite having the same job responsibilities as players on the men’s national team. The 28 members of the current national team player pool joined in the class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, which was filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The players are seeking equitable pay and treatment, in addition to damages including back pay. “We believe it is our … [Read more...] about Women’s national soccer team players sue for equitable pay
By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer Updated 10:53 am CST, Friday, March 8, 2019 PHOTOS: Women who broke ground in male-dominated sports United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. >>>Browse through the photos to see women who broke ground in the male-dominated sports world ... less PHOTOS: Women who broke ground in male-dominated sports United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first ... more Photo: Mike Carlson, AP Photo: Mike Carlson, AP Image 1 of / … [Read more...] about Women’s national team suing US Soccer for equal pay
Breaking News The U.S. Women's National Soccer team is suing the U.S. Soccer Federation -- claiming they're sick of being paid less than the men's team ... despite being WAY better than their male counterparts. Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Julie Ertz and others all joined in on the suit ... which blasts the USSF for the pay disparity. "Despite the fact that these female and male players are all called upon to perform the same job responsibilities on their teams ... the female players have been consistently paid less money than their male counterparts," the women say in their suit. "This is true even though their performance has been superior to that of male players -- with the female players, in contrast to male players, becoming world champions." They're right -- the USWNT are not only champs but perennial contenders while the US Men's National Team sucks so bad, they didn't even make the World Cup in 2018. Oh, and the timing of the lawsuit is … [Read more...] about U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Sues for Equal Pay to Men’s Team