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Alex Morgan, Other Players Accuse U.S. Soccer Federation of Wage Discrimination

Orlando Pride's Alex Morgan. Photo: YouTube

Five women’s soccer players, including Orlando Pride’s Alex Morgan, accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of wage discrimination.

In a filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity commission, the World-cup winning players allege they make four times less than their male counterparts on the US men’s national team.

The women’s team won the World Cup last year and participated in a victory tour across the country – including a stop at the Citrus Bowl.

Orlando Pride’s Alex Morgan plays for the US National team and joins Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo in the filing.

While only five players from the women’s team are named in the filing, Sauerbrunn says the move has support from the entire women’s team.

“While we’ve not seen this complaint and can’t comment on the specifics of it, we’re disappointed about this action,” said the U.S. Soccer Federation. “We’ve been a world leader in women’s soccer and are proud of the commitment we’ve made to building the women’s game in the United States over the past 30 years.”

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Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »