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Why Challenges Remain For US Women’s Soccer After Equal Pay Deal

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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 By Sarah Hartley

On February 22, 2022, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) (the national governing body for soccer in the United States), announced the settlement of its long-running equal pay dispute with the United States Women’s National Team (the USWNT). The settlement was touted as a landmark achievement for women seeking equal pay in sport.

This article discusses the issues at the background of the equal pay dispute, the history of the litigation, the settlement, and the outstanding challenges remaining to achieve equal pay.

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Sarah Hartley

Sarah Hartley

Sarah Hartley is a Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP's Boulder office practicing in the Commercial Litigation and Antitrust groups. She is the head of the firm’s Outdoor Industry team and a member of the Sports and Entertainment Group.

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