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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Female U.S. Soccer Team Players Seek Equal Pay

As the Orlando Pride women’s soccer team won their home opener April 23 in front of a record-breaking 23,000 fans, a handmade sign held up near the back of the stadium reminded everyone something was still not settled. “EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL PLAY,” it read. Five U.S. Women’s National Team soccer players – including Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan – have filed a federal complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming they are paid 4 times less than their male counterparts. Match attendance, TV viewership and team profits are comparable between the men’s and women’s teams—not identical, but not four times less. And while the women’s team has won the FIFA World Cup three times, the men’s team never …
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Intersection: Sports In The City Beautiful

As UCF football coach George O’Leary bows out, we look back at his career with the Knights. The Orlando City Lions didn’t make the playoffs — but soccer fans still have a lot to cheer about with a women’s pro team starting in Orlando — and a new stadium under construction. And Orlando Magic fans are hoping the new coach will breathe new life into the franchise. Sports in the City Beautiful- on Intersection!
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