US Women’s Soccer Team Wins $24M Settlement

The Washington Post reports:

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and other members of the U.S. women’s national team reached a $24 million settlement with their employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation, over claims that they had been systematically underpaid for years compared with the men’s team.  The settlement, announced Tuesday, ends a landmark case over gender discrimination, one that could resonate throughout the sports world and beyond.

The women’s team garnered significant attention when they filed their lawsuit ahead of the 2019 World Cup, alleging that, had they been paid on the same terms as the men, they would have earned far more money. They went on to win the tournament to secure their fourth world title as the stadium in France reverberated with chants of “Equal pay!”

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