Judge Red Cards U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Equal Pay Claim

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s (“WNT”) battle to increase pay in line with that afforded to the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (“MNT”) was dealt a blow last Friday as a judge dismissed their Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) claim. The WNT has dominated the MNT in nearly every aspect of U.S. soccer, from match results, World Cup performances and rankings, to revenue generated. By the time the WNT reached the quarter finals of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the players had earned $90,000 in game bonuses. Yet, if the WNT was entitled to the same World Cup bonuses as the MNT, they would have earned $550,000 in game bonuses by that stage. So, what happened? Click here to find out.

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