US World Cup win proves female players deserve equal pay, team says

(CNN)The US Women’s National Team sealed the deal with its fourth stunning victory Sunday at the World Cup, but the players are still fighting another battle back home. In March, 28 members of the USWNT sued the US Soccer Federation for allegedly discriminating by paying the women less than members of the men’s national team “for substantially equal work and by denying them at least equal playing, training, and travel conditions; equal promotion of their games; equal support and development for their games; and other terms and conditions of employment equal to the MNT.” The soccer federation and the plaintiffs last month tentatively agreed to mediation, which is expected to begin now that the World Cup is over. During the …