On Friday, a spokesperson of the U.S. Women’s soccer team has filed an appeal to a district court decision handed down last week that dismissed their claims for equal pay.
As compared to men’s, women were getting low pay and the team suffered an unexpected blow to their high-profile case against their federation when the court threw out the players’ claims.
R. Gary Klausner, the judge of district court said, “the World Cup champions were paid more on both a cumulative and an average per-game basis than their male counterparts, who failed to qualify for the last World Cup.”
However, on Friday, the women’s team vowed to continue their fight.
The spokesperson of the player’s Molly Levinson, “Equal pay means paying women players the same rate for winning a game as men get paid.”
She further added, “The argument that women are paid enough if they make close to the same amount as men while winning more than twice as often is not equal pay.”
She also revealed that they do not receive equal treatment when it comes to travel, training, housing and other areas to proceed.
Whatever matter has been reported, all the claims will be set at a trial set for June 16.
Last summer, women’s national team beat the Netherlands to claim its fourth World Cup. the stadium rang with chants of “Equal Pay, Equal Pay”, catapulting its players into the spotlight.
Carlos Cordeiro, the president of US Soccer has resigned over the language used in a court filing suggesting women possess less ability than men when it comes to soccer.
Players wore their warmup jerseys inside out to obscure the U.S. Soccer logo prior to a game, and the language prompted an on-field protest.