NEW YORK — The co-capitanas national team soccer female from united States, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe said they were surprised after a court dismissed the claims of equality of salary of your team.
The duo, who helped the united States to establish a record of four titles of World Cup last year, said he planned to appeal the decision, after a California judge rejected on Friday claims from players that they were poorly paid in comparison with the men’s team.
“This decision was out of the field for us,” said the lead Morgan, who appeared in a remote transmission live programme ‘Good Morning America’. “We are fighters and we will fight together for this.”
The long-lasting dispute of the winning team of the World Cup with US Soccer has been a public battle and bitter in the that the players had been seeking $ 66 million dollars in damages under the Law of Equality of Payment.
“The WNT (Women’s National Team) has received more cumulative payments and average per game that the MNT (Men’s National Team) during the same period, said the court in its summary judgment.
The winner of the Golden Ball last year, Rapinoe, said he questioned the logic of the summary judgment.
“If I win a dollar every time they play and a man earns three dollars, just because I won ten games and he only won three games, so I win 10 dollars and he won nine dollars. I’m not sure how I’m earning more money,” he said.
The court allowed allegations of medical, travel and training, unfair to proceed to a trial that will begin on June 16.
Some of the sponsors of high-profile players, including the pioneer women’s sports, Billie Jean Kingand the future democratic presidential candidate in the united States, Joe Biden, jumped in defence of the players after the outbreak of the news of his setback legal.
“Do not give up on this fight. This is not over yet,” wrote Biden in a tweet to the team on Saturday, and then told US Soccer: ‘Equal pay, now. Otherwise, when I am president, you can go to another side to the funding of the World Cup “.
The Association of National team Players, Male united States reiterated its support to the players in a statement on Monday.
“The players of the USMNT continue to support the players of WNT in their efforts to ensure equal pay,” the group said.
“For a year and a half, the players of the USMNT have submitted proposals to the federation which would achieve equal pay for players of USMNT and USWNT”.