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.

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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.

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Elizabeth Mitchell - New York Daily News - @bizmitchell

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