Solo won the World Cup in 2015 (PA Images)
05 March 2020

Former USA goalkeeper Hope Solo on her fight for equal pay

USA's 2015 World Cup winning keeper Hope Solo has said she believes the US team will win their equal pay lawsuit.

Solo, along with many other players, have sued their governing body US Soccer over gender discrimination, claiming they haven't been paid equally to the men.

Solo retired in 2016, a year after winning the World Cup, and has since become a TV pundit.

Speaking to Sky Sports, she said: "I would not be in this fight for the last five years if I didn't think we were going to win it; if I didn't think it had lasting effects for future generations.

"With US Soccer, people want to think that they're leading the way in women's soccer throughout the world. However, they haven't been abiding by federal law. We have federal law here in America stating that if you have the same job, same title, same obligations you cannot discriminate based on sex or based on gender."

She also said that equality is a long way off from being achieved.

"FIFA has not been getting better over time: they upped the prize money for the men and the women," she added. "But that means there's an even greater difference in prize money. So we're not getting closer in terms of prize money when it comes to FIFA.

"Now, equality in an overall sense, I think that's going to take way after I leave this earth for society to get rid of male chauvinism and find true equality."

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