Former U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has hit out at Megan Rapinoe, accusing the forward of leading the team to sign a “less-than-equal” collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with U.S. Soccer in 2017. 

The USWNT is currently engaged in a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, accusing the federation of discriminating against the team due to their gender. 

In May 2020, a federal judge ruled in U.S. Soccer’s favor over the team’s pay discrimination claim, basing part of his ruling on the fact that the USWNT agreed to the CBA that they later attempted to overturn. 

What was said?

“Megan led the team into signing a less-than-equal collective bargaining agreement (CBA),” Solo told BeIN Sports.

“We were so close to achieving equal pay in 2016; it was offered to us, we were about to sign the contract with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 

“But Megan Rapinoe and the leaders of that team signed a less-than-equal CBA, which is concerning for the overall class-action suit and the overall fight.

“But, trust me, we have history on our side, as well as congressmen and women.

“President Joe Biden is going to fight for equal pay – we believed in him four years ago and we believe in him now.” Continue reading

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