By Anne M. Peterson Published 9:08 pm PDT, Monday, July 29, 2019 Facing mounting public pressure in a fight over equitable pay, U.S. Soccer said the World Cup champion women’s national team has been paid more than the men’s team. According to a letter released Monday by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation paid out $34.1 million in salary and game bonuses to the women between 2010 and 2018 as opposed to $26.4 million paid to the men. The total does not include the value of benefits received only by the women, like health care. The federation released the figures as it moves toward mediating a federal lawsuit in which players for the women’s team accused U.S. Soccer of “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes inequitable compensation when compared with players on the men’s team. Comparing compensation between the two teams is difficult because the pay structure is based on different collective … [Read more...] about U.S. Soccer says women’s team pay exceeded men’s
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By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer Updated 8:17 am CDT, Thursday, July 11, 2019 Carli Lloyd, center, and members of the U.S. women's national soccer team accept the award for best team at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) less Carli Lloyd, center, and members of the U.S. women's national soccer team accept the award for best team at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris ... more Photo: Chris Pizzello, Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Photo: Chris Pizzello, Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 60 Caption Close Image 1 of 60 Carli Lloyd, center, and members of the U.S. women's national soccer team accept the award for best team at … [Read more...] about Alex Morgan, US women’s soccer team honored at The ESPYS
John Gallagher Detroit Free Press Published 11:03 AM EDT Jul 9, 2019 No sooner did the elite U.S. women’s team win soccer’s World Cup in Lyon, France, last Sunday than chants of “Equal pay!” showered down from U.S. fans. It was a rousing gesture of support for the 28 members of the U.S. women’s team who on March 8 filed a class action against their employer, the United States Soccer Federation. The lawsuit, echoing years of complaints from the top women players, alleged that USSF pays women players less than members of the U.S. men’s team in violation of the U.S. Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The U.S. federation disputes that claim. It attributes any differences in pay to “aggregate revenue generated by the different teams and/or any other factor other than sex.” This is a particularly timely moment for the women to bring their complaints. The women’s team is acknowledged as the best in the … [Read more...] about US women’s soccer team equal pay lawsuit: What to know
Sally Jenkins, Washington Post Published 12:48 pm CDT, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Picture the expressions of U.S. Soccer Federation officials every time Alex Morgan went lightly skipping down the pitch and scored another goal in the Americans’ opening match of the women’s World Cup. The falling faces, the slack mouths, the groans and the fingertips pressed to their creased foreheads, as their legal position became ever more indefensible. Just imagine how that record-setting 13-0 victory over Thailand will play at a jury trial. It’s going to be a lot of fun watching lawyers for the soccer federation try to justify why the U.S. Women’s National Team, with their air rifles for legs, are paid 38 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts and had to sue for fair wages. It’s going to be pure entertainment listening to federation president Carlos Cordeiro stammer out an explanation on the witness stand of why this team, which is nothing … [Read more...] about U.S. women’s soccer team is an American treasure. Pay them.
By Bob Keisser | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: May 6, 2019 at 8:07 pm | UPDATED: May 7, 2019 at 11:41 am The best way to start a rousing sports argument is to say some player or team is the G.O.A.T – Greatest Of All Time. So consider the argument on. The notion that the 2019 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team is the best collegiate team of all-time started as soon as the 2018 season ended with the 49ers winning the national championship. The team was returning all but one starter and had a fleet of seniors who would be playing in their fourth straight Final Four if they reached the tourney. They won back-to-back titles Saturday with a 3-1 win over a talented Hawaii team to finish 28-2. The 49ers’ 56-3 record and .949 win percentage in 2018 and 2019 is the best two-year record since UCLA in 1981-82 (61-3). Head coach Alan Knipe becomes the third coach to win back-to-back titles, joining the legendary Al Scates (UCLA) and Shane Davis (Loyola-Chicago). Josh … [Read more...] about Keisser: Is Long Beach State men’s volleyball team the G.O.A.T?