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Women Soccer Team’s Pay Suit May Spur Action in Other Sports

March 15, 2019, 7:31 PM

Unequal pay between men and women in professional sports has been a concern for years, and a new lawsuit by U.S. women soccer players could be the catalyst other athletes need to take action, according to industry analysts.

Twenty-eight U.S. women’s soccer players filed a proposed class action March 8, alleging violations of the Equal Pay Act by the United States Soccer Federation Inc. and renewing discussions about a gender pay disparity that’s been alleged in the past. The lawsuit also raised the possibility of similar actions in other sports where women are known to be paid less.