U.S. Soccer claims hostile crowds give men different jobs than women
LYON, FRANCE – JULY 07: Ashlyn Harris, Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger of the USA celebrate with the FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy following the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Posted at 6:18 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated2020-03-10 18:18:43-04
NEW YORK — The U.S. Soccer Federation says facing hostile crowds in Mexico and Central America makes playing for the U.S. men's team a different job than competing for the American women.
A spokeswoman for the women responded by saying the claims are from “the Paleolithic Era” as if “made by a caveman.”
The USSF made the claims in documents filed in federal court in Los Angeles, where a lawsuit by American women accusing the federation of gender discrimination is scheduled for trial starting May 5.
The U.S. women are seeking more than $66 million in damages under the Equal Pay Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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