The U.S. Soccer Federation has asked that that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission dismiss a complaint of wage discrimination made by members of the World Cup-winning women’s national team.
Five players filed the EEOC complaint in March, claiming that members of the team make in some cases up to four times less than their male national team counterparts.
The USSF’s response was contained in a position statement sent Tuesday to EEOC’s Chicago office by a law firm representing the federation. It says there is no evidence that U.S. Soccer is acting with a “discriminatory motive” or is in violation of law.
The letter details financial information regarding the team’s compensation structure.
“The suggestion that U.S. Soccer has been anything other than strongly supportive of the WNT is deeply disappointing and inaccurate,” the statement says.
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