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The USWNT is already involved in a legal dispute with U.S. Soccer over the legality of their collective bargaining agreement, and they've made another move in their bid to get a more favorable CBA. They've filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging wage discrimination on the basis of gender.
USMNT players get much larger bonuses than the women, but U.S. Soccer will make a couple of arguments. First, the USWNT's memorandum of understanding was negotiated in 2013, while the mens' CBA was ratified in 2015. Second, the women are full-time employees collecting salaries, while the men are not.
Ultimately, the point of this isn't necessarily to win a dispute with the EEOC. It's to put more pressure on U.S. Soccer in CBA negotiations, and in the event the USWNT wins their dispute about the legality of the current MOU, it should help their negotiating position.
Goal of the day
Tecatito's goal for Mexico against Canada. (r/soccer)
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Valencia canned Gary Neville on Wednesday. (Valencia)
Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky are back in full training. (ESPN FC)
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Wolfsburg is trying to terminate Nicklas Bendtner's contract because he's late all the time. (Guardian)
Manchester United and Liverpool's fans called each other names and UEFA is mad. (BBC)
Sunderland has terminated Emmanuel Eboue's contract after FIFA banned him. (Sunderland)
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Jeff Carlisle on the issues Jurgen Klinsmann still faces. (ESPN FC)
Kieron O'Connor on Leicester's finances. (Swiss Ramble)
Daniel Taylor on the troubles behind the FC United of Manchester fairy tale. (Guardian)