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Joe Biden wades into equal pay dispute between USWNT and US Soccer

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Former vice-president said players should not give up equal pay fight and threatened to withdraw funding should he win election

Joe Biden has waded into the dispute between the US women’s national soccer team (USWNT) and US Soccer, tweeting that the players should not “give up this fight” for equal pay and threatening to withdraw funding from the governing body should he win the White House in November.

On Friday, US district judge R Gary Klausne threw out the players’ unequal pay claim, which was filed in March 2019 by 28 members of the USWNT seeking equal pay and treatment, in addition to damages of $66m including back pay.

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