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U.S. Soccer files response to women’s equal pay appeal

The United States Soccer Federation filed its latest response to the appeal of the equal pay lawsuit from players on the U.S. women’s national team on Wednesday.

In the filing, the USSF stressed that in a decision made in May of 2020, U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner was correct in dismissing the players’ equal pay claims, primarily because the players’ total compensation spelled out in its Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) — including guaranteed salaries and benefits — was actually higher than men’s compensation during the class period in question. The USSF argued this was true regardless of whether these figures were computed on an aggregate, per game, or revenue basis.

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