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USWNT Files Lawsuit Against US Soccer for Gender Discrimination & World Cup Kits Revealed

Lawsuit Against US Soccer



• Last week all 28 members of the USWNT filed a lawsuit against US Soccer alleging institutionalized gender discrimination.

• Players are seeking back pay and damages for any female player who's represented the United States at the senior national level since Feb. 2015.

• In 2016, five members of the USWNT at the time filed a wage discrimination action against US Soccer with the EEOC (ONTD Post). The complaint was never resolved, but the EEOC granted a right-to-sue letter to allow for a federal court filing.

• In 2017, USWNT & US Soccer agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement through 2021.

• Timing for the lawsuit was chosen not only to coincide with International Women's Day, but to capitalize on the attention on USWNT & US Soccer in the lead-up to the World Cup. US Soccer won't do anything to jeopardize the WNT's chances this summer so there's no threat of players being dropped from the squad in retribution and there will be a lot of discussion on equal pay, revenue produced, etc.











World Cup Kits



• Yesterday Nike launched national team kits for the Women's World Cup.

• The 2019 Women's World Cup is June 7 to July 7 in France.

United States (OP needs one of each.)



France


England


Norway


Australia


Brazil


The Netherlands


China


Nigeria


Chile


New Zealand


South Korea


South Africa



SOURCES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

I'm so excited! I have tickets to the WWC semifinals and final. I hope the USWNT is in at least one of them. Who are you rooting for in the World Cup, ONTD?
Tags: #internationalwomensday, legal / lawsuit, sexism, sports / athletes - soccer / football
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