Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan said the US women’s national team will appeal against defeat in their equal pay lawsuit on Monday, describing the judge’s ruling in the case as “shocking”.
In a widely unexpected decision on Friday, Judge Gary Klausner rejected the US women’s claim of pay discrimination, finding in favour of the United States Soccer Federation.
Although the judge said claims of gender discrimination in areas such as travel, housing and medical support could proceed to trial, the equal pay part of the lawsuit – the central plank of the women’s case – had been dismissed.
Speaking on ABC television’s Good Morning America program on Monday, Rapinoe and Morgan voiced dismay at the outcome but pledged to fight on.
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