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America’s Goalie Comes Out of the Net for Pay Equity

Hope Solo's lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation for violating the Equal Pay Act is an active case and, if won, would set a new precedent for women in sports and beyond.

  • October 20th 2020

Gold medal-winning goalkeeper Hope Solo has emerged as a leader in the fight for pay equity in women’s sports. The popularity of the issue is a starting point, Solo says, but only changes in the law will lead to real systemic change. The Olympian’s lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation for violating the Equal Pay Act is an active case and, if won, would set a new precedent for women in sports and beyond. She talks with Versha Sharma of NowThis about the rigor and importance of her advocacy work off the field.

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