The U.S. women’s national football team is contemplating a boycott of this year’s Rio Olympics if soccer authorities fail to pay them just as their male counterparts are being paid.
The team made waves around the world last week after it sued the U.S. Soccer Federation, claiming its athletes were paid less than their male counterparts despite the women’s team having greater success.
Co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn says a boycott of the 2016 Rio Olympics is entirely possible.
“It would still be on the table,” Sauerbrunn said, asked by ESPN’s Julie Foudy if boycotting the Olympics is possible should nothing change by July.
“We are reserving every right to do so, and we’re leaving every avenue open and if nothing has changed and we don’t feel real progress has been made, then that is a conversation we are going to have.”
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