New US Soccer Leadership: Settling Women’s Lawsuit Priority
NEW YORK (AP) — The new president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation say settling a lawsuit filed by women's national team players is a top priority. President Cindy Parlow Cone says "a lot of damage has been done.” CEO Will Wilson says he was “shocked and disappointed” by the USSF's legal filings. Players claim they have not been paid equally to the men's national team and asked for more than $66 million in damages under the Equal Pay Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A trial is scheduled for May 5 in federal court in Los Angeles.