I would like to start this off by saying I in no way hate the men’s national team, I only write this to support the woman’s national team in their fight for equal pay.
That being said, FUCK THE U.S. Soccer Federation.
On the eve of the She Believes cup, there were documents filed in the discrimination suit that were insulting.
“The job of MNT player carries more responsibility within USSF than the job of WNT player, from an [Equal Pay Act] standpoint,” USSF’s lawyers stated
Okay, so are we just ignoring the four World Cup championships and 4 Olympic gold medals that they have won? Or are we going to ignore how they inspired a younger generation of girls to stand up and believe in themselves?
The quality of play that the women put out is above and beyond the ability of the men. That’s not an opinion, it is a fact.
“The overall soccer-playing ability required to compete at the senior men’s national team level is materially influenced by the level of certain physical attributes,” the defense motion said in part, per Hays. “Such as speed and strength, required for the job.”
Any given day, the women’s team could beat the men’s team. They haven’t been relevant since 2010 and even then, they couldn’t hold a candle to the rest of the competition.
You know what the most fucked up thing about this is? If we boycott as fans, it only hurts the women’s national team and proves their point.
Screw you U.S. Soccer federation