Writing in The New York Times on Sunday (April 10), Carli Lloyd says the U.S. women’s team is determined to carry through in its fight for pay equity.
“Simply put, we’re sick of being treated like second-class citizens,” the team captain writes. “It wears on you after a while. And we are done with it. …
“We are not backing down anymore.”
Lloyd notes that women in all careers experience the same unequal treatment that she and her teammates have endured at the hands of U.S. Soccer.
“The fact that women are being mistreated financially is, sadly, not a breaking news story. It goes on in every field,” she writes.
“We can’t right all the world’s wrongs, but we’re totally determined to right the unfairness in our field, not just for ourselves but for the young players coming up behind us and for our soccer sisters around the world.”