US women’s national team faces options from loss in court battle

The U.S. women’s national team was dealt a blow last week in court in their fight in equal pay, which has garnered support from their male counterparts.



May 5, 2020 - 10:03 AM

USA's Megan Rapinoe controls the ball during the She Believes Cup against England at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, March 5, 2020. The USA won, 2-0. Photo by Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

Players for the U.S. women’s national team may have been dealt a blow by a judge’s ruling in their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation but the case is far from over.

The women have vowed to keep up the fight, encouraged by the likes of Joe Biden, Billie Jean King and even the men’s national team.

“This is just a setback,” King said when asked what she would tell the team. “There’s so many of these ups and downs. Just keep learning from it, keep going for it. You’re still such a great influence, not only in soccer, but for equality for everyone.”

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