A federal judge ruled Friday that the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team does not have enough evidence to bring to trial its claims that its players are receiving unequal pay, dealing a significant setback to the team's lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. U.S. District Court Judge Gary Klausner granted the federation's motion for summary judgement to dismiss the payment component of the team's lawsuit, only allowing their claims to discrimination based on travel conditions and medical and training support to move forward. “In sum, [US Soccer] has offered evidence in support of its Motion for Summary Judgment that the [women’s national team] has been paid more on both a cumulative and an average per-game basis than the [men’s national team] over the class period,” Klausner ruled, adding that the evidence presented is “insufficient to create a genuine issue of material fact for trial.” ADVERTISEMENT Among other things, the team told the court the players received smaller bonuses for friendlies and that they would have obtained more in their contracts if they had the same terms as the male players' contracts. "We are shocked and disappointed with today’s decision, but we will not give up our hard work for equal… Read full this story
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