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Podcast: The USWNT lawsuit a big step for pay equality

Samantha Mewis of USA soccer team looks to pass the ball over Erika of Brazil during the She Believes Cup in 2019
Samantha Mewis (3) of the USA looks to pass the ball over Erika (4) of Brazil in the first half during the She Believes Cup at Raymond James Stadium on March 5, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

On March 8, the U.S. women's national soccer team filed a class action lawsuit against US Soccer, the governing body, alleging "institutionalized gender discrimination" in pay, treatment and coaching.

In this week's Why Sport Matters with Kenneth Shropshire, Shropshire examines the importance of filing the suit on International Women's Day, how the near boycott of the world championships by the U.S. women's hockey team set a precedent and why lawyer Jeffrey Kessler could be a key to the lawsuit.

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