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US men’s soccer team blasts federation

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NEW YORK: The US men’s national team on Wednesday called on the US Soccer Federation to at least triple the pay of women’s national team players and accused the federation of “working very hard to sell a false narrative” in opposing their quest for higher pay.

Last year, all 28 members of the US women’s squad sued the governing body for soccer in the United States, alleging gender discrimination ahead of their successful World Cup title defence. A trial is scheduled for May. The United States National Soccer Team Players Association, which has previously expressed support for the women’s team, called their 2017-2021 collective bargaining agreement worse than the men’s labour deal that expired in 2018.

The US Soccer Federation did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Agencies

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