In a new federal court filing for an ongoing equal pay dispute, lawyers for the U.S. Soccer Federation backed away from previous strident language suggesting that the U.S. women's national team performs a job that requires less skill or effort than that of male counterparts, and thus that the jobs cannot be compared equally.
New U.S Soccer Federation president Cindy Parlow Cone said that settling the equal pay lawsuit with players on the U.S. women's national team is "one of the federation's priorities," but that no settlement talks are currently scheduled.
The U.S. Soccer Federation has named longtime sports executive Will Wilson as its next CEO and Secretary General.
Wilson, 50, replaces Dan Flynn, who retired last September after a 19-year stint as the top business executive at the USSF.
"I'm very excited to be joining U.S Soccer," said Wilson. "I have always admired the Federation from afar, and have long felt that the U.S. Soccer crest is one of the best brands in the business. There is nothing like harnessing our nation's support behind our...
The United States women's national team continues to beat the best the world has to offer on the soccer field, sweeping England, Japan and Spain to win the 2020 SheBelieves Cup after earlier qualifying for this summer's scheduled Olympics. Players continue to push for societal change, their equal pay lawsuit winding its way through the court system. But even the highest-profile team in women's sports must hit pause while the world struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Soccer adopted a more conciliatory tone Monday in new filings in the ongoing wage discrimination lawsuit between the organization and members of the U.S. women's national team, the first major filings since the resignation of federation president Carlos Cordeiro.
But even amidst softer legal language, accompanied Monday by an apology from new president Cindy Parlow Cone, U.S. Soccer insisted in its brief that players had no grounds to pursue the lawsuit. The federation argued again that it paid...