US girls’s nationwide group attain settlement with US soccer over equal pay

USA women celebrate winning the 2019 World Cup


The USA women’s team won a fourth World Cup in 2019

United States forward Alex Morgan says a “monumental step forward” has been taken after the women’s national team (USWNT) reached agreement with governing body US Soccer on equal pay.

The players will receive $24mexternal-link (£17.7m) and US Soccer has pledged equal pay for the men’s and women’s teams across all competitions, including the World Cup.

All 28 squad members filed a discrimination lawsuit in March 2019.

“It is an incredible day,” Morgan told Good Morning America.

The two-time World Cup winner added: “This is just such a monumental step forward in feeling valued, feeling respected and just mending our relationship with US Soccer that’s really been full of tension.

“It’s great to take that step forward. I not only see this as a win for our team or women in sport but for women in general.”

USA team-mate Megan Rapinoe said: “I think we’re going to look back on this day and say this is the moment that US Soccer changed for the…