Soccer stars seek a balanced act

Members of the US Women’s National Team upped the ante over equality issues with US Soccer, as Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn announced on Today that they have filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the organization, citing wage discrimination when compared to the men’s team and stating that the squad drives more revenue to the US Soccer Federation than they are compensated for. “I think the timing is right,” said Lloyd. “I think that we’ve proven our worth over the years. Just coming off of a World Cup win, the pay disparity between the men and women is just too large. And we want to continue to fight.”

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