U.S. women’s soccer team members sue U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination NEW YORK — Members of the top-ranked US women’s national soccer team on Friday — about three months before the upcoming World Cup — filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation citing gender discrimination, according to court documents. The suit states that the women filed on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated current and former women’s national team players “who the USSF has subjected to its continuing policies and practices of gender discrimination.” The suit alleges that the federation discriminates by paying the women less than members of the men’s national team “for substantially equal work and by denying them at least equal playing, training, and travel conditions; equal promotion of their games; equal support and development for their games; and other terms and conditions of employment equal to the MNT.”.... “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 states. “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.” ------------------------------------ They are probably mad they didn't play during that time some years back the media forced women's soccer on everyone 24/7 in the news cycle which resulted in some of them getting some nice advertising deals for a sport no one cares about. There is literally no one at their qualifying/pre-Cup games if there isn't a male soccer event the same day. We know the men's soccer team isn't bringing in much money here either but that sport is very popular on the international stage and at least draws some fans in the US unlike the women's team. They seem to be essentially arguing that the US needs to treat all players the same as long as its the same sport.