The national federation of women’s soccer in the United States has launched a lawsuit for alleged gender discrimination. They have issued a press release stating that the lawsuit is not only about wages but also on how certain conditions need to be improved when it comes to sports for women. This is also to improve the participation of women on different levels.
The squad has 28 members and all have been named plaintiffs for the legal case. This was filed last month in federal court. The main grievance was stated to be the inequality of wages that are paid to the women players as compared to male soccer players. Even the men’s team of the US is supporting the cause. US Soccer Federation has stated that they are surprised that such a lawsuit has been launched. The president of this federation, Carlos Cordeiro stated that they have always strived to ensure equal pay. They have also taken up different investment avenues for development programs of female players.
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