The U.S. ladies’s nationwide soccer crew has scored its most essential objective but.
After combating for six years to obtain equal pay, Megan Rapinoe and several other different U.S. ladies’s nationwide crew stars—Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Becky Sauerbrunn—had been victorious of their gender discrimination lawsuit after reaching a landmark $24 million settlement with the U.S. Soccer Federation on Feb. 22.
Based on phrases of the go well with, U.S. Soccer can pay $22 million to the aforementioned gamers and can allocate a further $2 million into an account that may profit USWNT gamers of their charitable efforts and post-career endeavors. The group may also pay women and men gamers an equal price in all tournaments and friendlies.
“We’re happy to announce that, contingent on the negotiation of a brand new collective bargaining settlement, we may have resolved our longstanding dispute over equal pay and proudly stand collectively in a shared dedication to advancing equality in soccer,” U.S. Soccer and the gamers mentioned in a joint assertion on Feb. 22, including that attending to this historic day “has not been simple.”