U.S. Women’s Soccer Team
Sues for Equal Pay
… We’re Better Than the Men!
3/8/2019 8:57 AM PST
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 U.S. 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 interesting — filed on International Women’s Day, which happens to be 3 months before the Women’s World Cup begins in France.
In the suit, the women allege gender discrimination. They’re seeking to end “the USSF’s discriminatory practices.”
So far, no official comment from the USSF.