Will the US women’s soccer team win their battle for equal pay?

The world champions want to be paid the same salary as their male counterparts. Public pressure could help them achieve their aim In an escalation of ongoing disputes over gender discrimination between the US womens national team and US Soccer, the players have now sued their employer. Any hopes that these issues were close to resolution have now been dashed. Who on the USWNT is suing US Soccer and why? A group of 28 players on the US womens national team, essentially the players that constitute the entire current pool, have signed on to a lawsuit accusing their boss, the US Soccer Federation, of gender discrimination. The lawsuit deals with accusations of wage discrimination and the notion that US Soccer …

Englands Steph Houghton and Nikita Parris score to earn draw with USA

Englands Steph Houghton and Nikita Parris scored high-quality goals in a 2-2 draw with the World Cup holders USA in Nashville A chess match first half and a boxing match second, said England manager Phil Neville of an unbelievable advert for womens football. A stunning Steph Houghton free-kick had cancelled out an equally impressive Megan Rapinoe strike before Nikita Parris gave England a 2-1 lead against the USA in their SheBelieves Cup match in Nashville. Tobin Heath equalised for the world champions butthis was an impressive performance by Nevilles side. While the visitors had opened the tournament with a come-from-behind defeat of Brazil, it was a second successive 2-2 draw for the hosts. Both coaches will probably admit that the …