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U.S. Soccer tones down language in new USWNT equal pay court filings

Abby Wambach shares her reaction to U.S. Soccer's legal filing in the equal pay lawsuit made by the USWNT.
USWNT legend Mia Hamm describes the disappointment she felt reading U.S. Soccer's stance on equal pay.
Julie Foudy reacts to Cindy Parlow Cone's comments about USWNT's gender discrimination lawsuit against USSF.
New US soccer CEO Will Wilson gives an update on the current plans to resolve the USWNT salary situation.

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.

Incendiary language to that effect in previous filings ultimately led to Carlos Cordeiro's resignation this month as USSF president.

U.S. Soccer and members of the USWNT...

New U.S. Soccer leadership: Equal pay 'top priority' but no settlement talks yet

New US soccer CEO Will Wilson gives an update on the current plans to resolve the USWNT salary situation.
USWNT star Carli Lloyd explains why she is personally excited the Olympics have been postponed to 2021.
Christen Press played a key role in the USWNT winning the SheBelieves Cup, scoring two incredible goals.
Julie Foudy reacts to Carlos Cordeiro's resignation and the path ahead for USSF with a lawsuit going to trial.
Herculez Gomez doesn't hold back, slamming U.S. Soccer for their stance on female athletes.

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.

Cone and new USSF CEO/General Secretary Will Wilson both expressed hope that there will be a path forward to settle the lawsuit.

"I think that is one of our top priorities right now," said Cone during a conference call with reporters. "I don't think a trial is...

U.S. Soccer names ex-MLS executive Will Wilson as new CEO

New US soccer CEO Will Wilson gives an update on the current plans to resolve the USWNT salary situation.
Julie Foudy reacts to Carlos Cordeiro's resignation and the path ahead for USSF with a lawsuit going to trial.
Taylor Twellman reacts to Carlos Cordeiro's resignation in light of USSF's ongoing lawsuit with USWNT.
Christen Press played a key role in the USWNT winning the SheBelieves Cup, scoring two incredible goals.
Herculez Gomez doesn't hold back, slamming U.S. Soccer for their stance on female athletes.
The U.S. women's national team defeat Japan 3-1 to secure the 2020 SheBelieves Cup.

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...

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The state of the U.S. women's national team on and off the field

Christen Press played a key role in the USWNT winning the SheBelieves Cup, scoring two incredible goals.

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.

While we all wait, let's...

U.S. Soccer takes conciliatory tone in new filings, says USWNT had no grounds for lawsuit

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...