The United States women’s national team squad have sued the US Soccer Federation.
All 28 members are unhappy with receiving less money then the men’s team.
The US have won the Women’s World Cup three times – at the inaugural 1991 tournament in China, the 1999 event hosted by the US and then in Canada four years ago. They are the current World Champions and will try and defend their title this year.
The men’s team made the quarter-finals in 2002, while their best finish remains third place in 1930.
Despite these results the men are paid more than the women.
At this stage the US Football Federation has not responded to the lawsuit.