US’ Tobin Heath (second from right) is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan during the SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. [Mike Carlson/AP Photo]
All players for the US women’s national football team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay equal to that of their male counterparts.
The action comes just three months before the team goes off to defend its title at the Women’s World Cup.
The class-action lawsuit was filed on Friday in federal court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act