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Top women's soccer players sue US Soccer for gender discrimination

United States forward Tobin Heath (17) and forward Alex Morgan (13) and forward Mallory Pugh (11) celebrate after a goal during the first half against Brazil during a She Believes Cup women's soccer match at Raymond James Stadium, March 5, 2019.
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More than two dozen top women's soccer players sued the U.S. national soccer federation on Friday, claiming the organization pays them less than male players and denies them equal training, travel and playing conditions.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles federal court, comes three years after several players filed a similar complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Manchester City's owners buy stake in third-tier Chinese soccer club

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