Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

US Women’s National Soccer Team’s Claim for Equal Pay Dismissed

July 2020 Bar Bulletin

By Carolyn Ladd

A group of players from the US Women’s National Soccer Team sued the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) alleging that they were paid less than the US Men’s National Team “even during times when the [women’s team] earned more profit, played more games, won more games, earned more championships, and/or garnered higher television audiences.”1 The women’s team won their 2nd World Cup in a row on July 7, 2019. By contrast, the men’s team has never won a World Cup and did not qualify to play in the World Cup in 2018.

In addition to alleging they were paid less, the...

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