Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2020, 4:34 PM

Women Rip U.S. Soccer’s Biology Stance, Federation Cites Revenue

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

The U.S. Soccer Federation’s argument that any pay inequities between its men’s and women’s teams is the result of biological differences between the sexes is “a throwback to the worst stereotyped justifications for” sex discrimination, 38 women’s players told a federal court in Los Angeles.

The federation countered that the women’s pay bias claims fail because they’ve have been paid a significantly higher percentage of the revenue they’ve generated than the men have over the past five years and they’re also paid more per game.

The latest broadsides in the closely watched class equal pay case come as both sides ...

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