U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM PLAYERS REQUEST DENIED


04/05/2020




Serhat TUNAR -TDO- A lawsuit filed by United States Women's national soccer team players against the American Soccer Federation demanding equal pay with male national team soccer players has been dismissed by a federal district court in California.

Judge Gary Klausner, who filed the case on behalf of the Federal District Court of California, testified in his ruling that the American Soccer Federation had proven its claim that women's national soccer team players earned more money per game than male soccer players.

The reasoned verdict of the rejected case stated that the grounds presented to the court by the lawyers of the women footballers on the grounds of wage inequality were insufficient. Lawyers pursuing the case on behalf of the United States Women's national soccer team appealed the decision, announcing they would appeal.

During the 2015-2019 period, which was the subject of the lawsuit, it was announced that more women footballers were coming out of the match and their total wages in the national team were greater than those of men. The difference was due to guaranteed fees received as a result of an agreement made by the women's players association with the Football Association.


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