Five of the top American women soccer players have filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming they are paid far less than their male counterparts.
The players, all members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, are co-captains Carli Lloyd and Becky Sauerbrunn, forward Alex Morgan, midfielder Megan Rapinoe and goalkeeper Hope Solo.
In 2014 World Cup play, the U.S. men's team earned $9 million when they lost in the round of 16; the women's team earned $2 million for winning the title. Pay during regular seasons is much lower for women, too. Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca.
This segment aired on March 31, 2016.