It's a pretty bold move in a series of bold moves from the WNT, who have gone from lawsuit to boycott to lawsuit in an effort to get US Soccer to listen to them.
Meanwhile, players, celebrities, and even politicians took notice today when the news of the suit hit.
Wouldn’t want to face these women on the field or in the courtroom. Every woman deserves equal pay. https://t.co/RBuAFtgpDS— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 31, 2016
The time is long overdue for pay equity in this country. I believe that they will win. https://t.co/f7sYev9VFB— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 31, 2016
And then there's Landon Donovan, who tried, bless his heart.
Correct. I have a twin sister, I'm the furthest thing from sexist. Just trying to give people both sides https://t.co/ZrXGYIlVGj— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) March 31, 2016
The lovely @Jackie_Pepper reminded me that the men & women are doing the same amount of "work" and should be paid equally. Can't argue that.— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) March 31, 2016
At least he kind of got there in the end? Maybe?