Five top US women footballers sue for better pay | BBC News


Five senior members of the World Cup-winning US football team have filed a lawsuit against the national federation for wage discrimination.

Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo say they are paid less than half of what the male USA players receive.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” said goalkeeper Solo in a statement.

The US Soccer Federation said it was disappointed, given the work it had done in building the women’s game.

American women’s football has dominated the international game in recent decades, with a string of titles.

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