Female Players Sue US Soccer over Wages

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Equal pay for women is required by American law but it's hardly a reality, and the inequity is especially conspicuous when it comes to sports.

The USWNT celebrates their First Place win as Captain Christie Rampone
raises the trophy at the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers

Photo: rachael.c.king

Five key members of America's women's soccer team filed a complaint today with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. They're charging US Soccer with wage discrimination. Elizabeth Mitchell is a feature reporter with the New York Daily News. She's been investigating the treatment of the women's team, and her lengthy report was published yesterday.




Warren Olney