Equal pay deal for US women’s soccer approved by judge
August 11, 2022
The proposed $24 million settlement between U.S. women soccer players and the sport’s American governing body was given preliminary approval Thursday by a federal judge, who scheduled a Dec. 5 hearing for final approval.
The sides settled the working conditions portion in December 2020, dealing with issues such as charter flights, accommodations and playing surfaces, with the settlement funds to be distributed to players based on playing time. The settlement was contingent on the USSF reaching collective bargaining agreements to pay its men’s and women’s teams equally. Seattle Sports