USWNT suing U.S. Soccer for discrimination

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  1. psyclone

    psyclone Member

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    Remember, US Soccer are the same people who are trying to get your daughters to play for them in the GDA. And yet the best and most successful soccer women in the country--with a competitive record far better than the men--are frustrated enough to sue them.

    Don't waste your time with GDA--the people in charge don't respect you at any level.

    http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/ar...s-soccer-discrimination?addata=espn:frontpage

    Mar 8, 2019
    ESPN News Services
    Three months before kickoff for the Women's World Cup, players for the U.S. women's national team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Soccer Federation.

    All 28 members of the team were named as plaintiffs in the case filed in United States District Court in Los Angeles, and they are seeking class-action status over "institutionalized gender discrimination" toward the team. The lawsuit was filed under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

    "Despite the fact that these female and male players are called upon to perform the same job responsibilities on their teams and participate in international competitions for their single common employer, the USSF, the female players have been consistently paid less money than their male counterparts," the lawsuit said. "This is true even though their performance has been superior to that of the male players -- with the female players, in contrast to male players, becoming world champions."
  2. dk_b

    dk_b Well-Known Member

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    Almost immediately upon the release of this news, I received an email blast from USSF about International Women's Day. Ironic.
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    For US soccer is all about the girls. If you support women’s equality quit GDA and join another league.
    It’s a movement.
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    TJsoccer Well-Known Member

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    Who pays women soccer players more than the USSF?

    The NWSL's team salary cap is less than the average players salary in the MLS.

    They can sue for higher wages, but they cant go anywhere else to get more money like the men can.
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    US Soccer views women's soccer as an after thought. I've been saying this all along as the GDA was created.

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