Since five members of the U.S. women’s soccer team filed a complaint earlier this year alleging pay discrimination, the U.S. Soccer Federation has disputed their claims in media interviews and statements.

On Tuesday, the governing body issued its most comprehensive rebuke in a 20-page letter filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency responsible for investigating the players’ allegations.

The letter insists that those claims are “false,” and that members of the women’s team not only receive equitable pay, but in some cases are paid more than the top-earning members of the men’s team. Read more…

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U.S. Soccer pushes to dismiss equal pay complaint from female players