- The US National Women's Team are demanding equal pay as their male counterparts from their Football Association
- The suit is being led by five players who argue that they are better than the male counterparts and bring more laurels to the country
- The US Soccer say they are disappointed in the the five players for the suit
Five players of the World Champions winning team are suing for equal pay with their male counterparts. Their argument is that despite being miles better than the US Men’s National Team, they are paid significantly less.
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The five players spearheading the lawsuit include World Cup best player and top scorer Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo who say they are representing all women’s players in the states.
“We are the best in the world, have three World Cup Championships, four Olympic Championships, and the USMNT [men’s team] get paid more just to show up than we get paid to win major championships,”
The US women’s team is highly placed in the FIFA Coca Cola ranking than their male counterparts and are indeed one of the best, if not the best team, in the world.
The US Men’s National Team (UMNT) are placed 30 and are outperformed by their female counterparts.
Football analysts however argue that revenue generated by the men is higher than that of the women.
The USWNT argue that they generate more revenue for the US and put the name of the country on the world map than the men’s team does.
The five players have therefore filed a wage-discrimination suit against US Soccer, the game’s governing body, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in demand for equal wages with the men.
Meanwhile, the US Soccer says it is disappointed in the suit.
“We have been a world leader in women’s soccer and are proud of the commitment we have made to building the women’s game in the United States over the past 30 years.” They said in a statement.
Ghana’s female team, the Black Queens might want to know the outcome of this suit.
CREDIT: New York Post