It was in March that 28 American playersThe entire World Cup team has sued the federation for discrimination in relation to salaries, medical assistance, training conditions, travel conditions and match marketing. It is a conflict that has been going on for several years.
Star players such as Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan protest that they receive less compensation than the men’s national team players, despite their merit.
The president of the US Soccer Federation, Carlos Cordero, was “shocked” that the US women’s team was suing the union.
can go to court
Talks began with the hope of mediation between the federation and the national team, but now comes the news of the breakdown of the talks. Molly Levinson, who represents the players, said in a statement that she is looking forward to going to court.
“We entered into talks this week with representatives of the US Soccer Federation full of hope for a solution. But today we have to announce that we are ending the talks with deep disappointment that the union continues to choose to maintain a fundamentally discriminatory workplace and behaviour.”
The association said in a statement that it had hoped for a solution, but at the same time accused the players of “aggressive and unproductive behaviour”.