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United States' Carli Lloyd celebrates after scoring her third goal against Japan during the first half of the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
United States' Carli Lloyd celebrates after scoring her third goal against Japan during the first half of the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Friday marked International Women's Day. And on it, the players of the U.S. women's national soccer team — all of them, including Massachusetts native Samantha Mewis — sued the U-S Soccer Federation.

They say gender discrimination causes them to earn less than their counterparts on the men's national team ... even though the women's team has the same responsibilities and is far more successful on the field.

Their 2015 World Cup win remains the most-watched soccer game of all time in the U.S. And they're the favorite to win the next World Cup, which is just a few months away.

You can view the complaint here.

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Shira Springer, WBUR Sports and Society reporter. She tweets @shiraspringer.

This segment aired on March 8, 2019.

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