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U.S. Soccer Gets Backing From Women’s Group in Player Pay Battle

Sept. 30, 2021, 8:02 PM

The pay discrimination lawsuit by the U.S. women’s soccer team is a “publicity stunt” and a lower court was right to dismiss it because the women actually made more than the men’s players during the time in question, a women’s advocacy group told the Ninth Circuit.

It’s undisputed that the players on the women’s team earned roughly $24 million overall from 2015 to 2019, while players on the U.S. men’s national soccer team earned only $18 million, the Independent Women’s Law Center said.

The women players’ average take per game was $220,747, compared to $212,639 for the men, and individual ...