The Olympics are months away, but Becky Sauerbrunn just won a gold medal in wage negotiation.
Last month, the U.S. Women Soccer's Team filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in which the women accused U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination. And this morning, co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn made it very clear that they won't be backing down. Sauerbrunn told ESPNW that the team is considering a boycott of the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro if their demands aren't met.
"It would still be on the table," Sauerbrunn said. "We are reserving every right to do so and we're leaving every avenue open. If nothing has changed and we don't feel any progress had been made, then it's a conversation that we're gonna have."
"The outcome, I hope, is equal pay for equal pay," she concluded. "I think, compensation-wise and respect-wise, that's what I'm really hoping comes out of this complaint."
So, hello! Dudes in suits! Yes, hi! These women have scored plenty of points. Can we please just make this one teensy goal happen?
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