Hope Solo’s lawsuit alleges the U.S. national team women don’t get equal pay to the men. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
Hope Solo has filed another lawsuit against U.S. Soccer.
On Friday, the former U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper filed a complaint against the federation for alleged violation of the Equal Pay Act and discrimination, in U.S. District Court in Northern California.
Solo’s suit alleged that the USSF paid women’s national team players less than men’s national team players for similar work. That included compensation for friendlies, World Cup-related compensation, Olympics-related compensation and compensation for sponsor appearances, ticket revenue and other money.
Now, this case is separate from the EEOC suit Solo is a party to. That case, which filed in 2016, still remains pending.
Solo certainly had an active week on the legal front as she filed an appeal of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s decision dismissing her grievance against the federation.
The 37-year-old Solo backstopped the U.S. to the 2015 Women’s World Cup championship and a pair of Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012.