Men’s team blasts US Soccer, backs women’s equal pay fight
WASHINGTON DC: The US men’s national team blasted the US Soccer Federation on Wednesday in support of the equal pay fight by the American women’s squad, the reigning World Cup champions.
In a blistering statement released on the website of the US National Soccer Team Players Association, the US men’s national team union, the squad backed their female counterparts in their ongoing fight for equal money and support from US Soccer.
“The Federation has been working very hard to sell a false narrative to the public and even to members of Congress,” the statement said.
“They have been using this false narrative as a weapon against current and former members of the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT).”
A group of 28 players from the US women’s national team has filed a class-action gender discrimination lawsuit against US Soccer with a trial expected to begin in May. – AFP