When the U.S. women’s national soccer team (WNT) won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday, July 7, the stadium erupted into a unified chant: “Equal pay!” Indeed, the WNT is currently involved in a class action lawsuit with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) claiming unequal pay. (For a legal breakdown of the […]
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The World Cup is great time for football fans, as spirits soar and games provide plenty of post-match analysis in the staff room. New research, however, suggests the tournament could have a negative impact on UK business, with 53% of UK workers saying they plan to take at least one day off to watch a […]
Hope Solo’s derogatory comments about Sweden’s national women’s soccer team have earned her a six-month ban from U.S. Soccer and the termination of her contract. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati released a statement this week saying, “The comments by Hope Solo after the match against Sweden during the 2016 Olympics were unacceptable and do not […]
“American women win World Cup” made soccer fans—and Americans in general—cheer. However, according to a recent posting by AAUW, the pay disparity between male and female professional soccer players may not be something to cheer about.