American women seek more than $66 million in damages from US Soccer

The U.S. women allege gender discrimination that includes inequitable compensation between the men's and women's teams.

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February 21, 2020 - 4:06 PM

U.S. star midfielder Megan Rapinoe goes through a warmup at Allianz Field with her World Cup teammates in Falcon Heights, Minn. Photo by (Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Players on the U.S. women’s national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation.

The damages were included in slew of papers filed Thursday night in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles ahead of a trial scheduled to start May 5.

Among the documents filed were the separate collective bargaining agreements of the U.S. men’s and women’s teams, which had not previously been made public.

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