Bloomberg Law
Sept. 22, 2021, 8:40 PMUpdated: Sept. 23, 2021, 1:12 AM

U.S. Soccer Says Women’s Team Appeal Lacks Proof of Pay Bias (1)

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

The U.S. women’s soccer team lacks viable claims that they were paid less than the men’s team based on sex, because they were paid more overall and on a per game basis, the sport’s governing body told a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Wednesday.

The different collective bargaining agreements the women and men played under also doesn’t reflect sex bias in pay even though they include different terms, according to a brief the U.S. Soccer Federation Inc. filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The respective CBAs aren’t unequal on their face, as some ...