Five U.S. National Female Soccer Stars File Salary Discrimination Complaint
Five top stars of the U.S. Women’s National soccer team and and current FIFA Women World Cup champions have filed a federal wage discrimination complaint on Thursday charging U.S. Soccer body of salary.
They complained that they were paid less than their male colleagues and that they generate more income to the US soccer Federation.
The players, including Carli Lloyd and Hope Solo, key players of the team, charged that the women’s team is the driving economic force for U.S. Soccer, they claimed that some of them earn as little as 40 percent of what men’s team players make, lawyer Jeffrey Kessler said on Thursday.
Other team members who are parties to the complaint, includes Defender Becky Sauerbrunn, forward Alex Morgan and midfielder Megan Rapinoe and all five players say they acting on behalf of the entire team.