A few days before players on the U.S. Women’s Soccer team filed a gender discrimination class action lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, they took the field against England with the names of iconic women on the backs of their jerseys. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sojourner Truth, Malala Yousafzai, Doris Burke and others. Women who broke barriers, who inspired, who pushed back. Fitting, because these athletes are becoming more iconic themselves with every passing day. Not just for what they do on the field, not only for their world championships and gold medals, but for their willingness to fight for themselves and others. To battle for the rights of all women. To push against the status quo. “We feel a responsibility not only to stand up for what we know we deserve as athletes,” Redding native Megan Rapinoe said in a statement, “but also for what we know is right - on behalf of our teammates, future teammates, fellow women athletes and women all around the world.” Who … [Read more...] about Why does the U.S. Women’s Soccer team get paid less than the men?
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Tom Schad USA TODAY Published 3:34 PM EST Mar 8, 2019 Twenty-eight members of the U.S. national women's soccer team filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday morning. In the complaint, which was filed in U.S. District Court in California, the players allege gender discrimination on a number of levels, from their salaries to the types of fields on which they play and their travel accommodations on the road. "Despite the fact that these female and male players are called upon to perform the same job responsibilities on their teams and participate in international competitions for their single common employer, the USSF, the female players have been consistently paid less money than their male counterparts," the players write in the lawsuit, which was obtained by USA TODAY Sports. "This is true even though their performance has been superior to that of the male players — with the female players, in contrast to male … [Read more...] about U.S. national women’s soccer stars sue U.S. Soccer over discrimination
Players for the U.S. women's national team have filed a federal class-action lawsuit seeking equal pay to their male counterparts. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. It alleges gender-based discrimination by the U.S. Soccer Federation. It comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women's World Cup. The players allege they have been subject to ongoing institutionalized gender discrimination, including unequal pay, despite having the same job responsibilities as the men's national players. The 28 current members of the national team player pool joined in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court. The U.S. Women's National Team Players Association was not party to the lawsuit, but in a statement said it "supports the plaintiffs' goal of eliminating gender-based discrimination by USSF." The U.S. Soccer Federation did not have immediate comment. … [Read more...] about U.S. national women’s team soccer players sue for equal pay with men
View Comments THURSDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Portland golfer never trails in championship match; No. 6 Concordia women's soccer wins, 1-0; UP volleyball sweeps at Pacific GOLF Lara Tennant of Portland captured the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur championship on Thursday at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Florida. Tennant, 51, defeated 56-year-old Sue Wooster or Victoria, Australia, 3 and 2, in the final. Tennant won the opening hole with a 3 on the 341-yard, par-4. She sank a nine-footer for birdie. "It's always a really helpful thing to start off with a birdie or make a good putt on the first hole. Gives you a little boost," she said. "But it's also important just to keep going because there are a lot of holes left." The players halved the next seven holes with pars. Wooster rolled in a 40-footer for birdie on the third hole, but Tennant matched it. Tennant won the 9th with a par 5 to go 2-up. A birdie on the 340-yard, par-4 11th stretched her lead to 3-up. A par 4 on … [Read more...] about Tennant captures U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur crown
Senior defender Ally Prisock started all 20 games for USC last season at the back line and is currently a member of the U.S. Youth Women’s National Team U-19 Squad. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan) The Trojans face a tough test this weekend as they travel to Florida to face No. 4 Florida State and No. 22 Florida. The Trojans will look to overcome what appears to be the toughest back-to-back series of the season. USC is coming off an impressive display last weekend when the team added two victories to its record and scored 11 goals in the process. The Trojans moved up in the United Soccer Coaches ranking to No. 7 following their performances against Cal Poly and Pepperdine. The team’s key player was redshirt sophomore Savannah DeMelo who was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week. She had a fine performance in the attacking midfield position against Cal Poly and notched 2 goals against Pepperdine over the weekend. “I thought [DeMelo] was really good. She’s … [Read more...] about Women’s soccer team aims to remain undefeated in Florida