Top female players accuse U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination

- Five of the nation's top women's soccer stars, including the World Cup MVP Carli Lloyd, plan to file a federal complaint Thursday accusing U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination, the New York Times reported.

The athletes, including members of the reigning Women's World Cup champion team, argue they were paid much less than the top men in the sport, according to their attorney, Jeffrey Kessler. The five women also include World Cup goalie Hope Solo, co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn, forward Alex Morgan and midfielder Megan Rapinoe.

The U.S. women's team won the 2015 World Cup with a commanding performance over Japan.

“We are disappointed about this action. We have been a world leader in women’s soccer and are proud of the commitment we have made to building the women’s game in the United States over the past 30 years,” U.S. Soccer told the Times.

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