What They're Saying: Alex Morgan

“It is regrettable that Solo has chosen to challenge the fortitude of the Morgan Case Plaintiffs to adequately represent the class. The Morgan Plaintiffs are all World Champions who have proven that they bow down to no one and are relentless advocates of equal pay. They would only propose a class settlement if they believed it achieved their equal pay objectives under the law and was in the best interests of the class, a determination that would then have to be approved (by the court)… for any settlement to go into effect. With all due respect, they do not require Solo’s assistance to achieve these objectives. Solo’s claim that members of the USWNT will not have the strength and fortitude to resist ‘intimidation and fear tactics’ and protect the interests of the putative class is regrettable and has no basis in fact."

-- A legal motion by Alex Morgan, the name plaintiff in the U.S. women’s national team players' suit against U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination in their pay, in response to a motion filed by former teammate Hope Solo, asking that she be allowed to join the mediation that the women's players and U.S. Soccer agreed to because, she argued, the players were "poised to, once again, accede to the USSF’s intimidation and fear tactics, and ‘surrender’ on their demands for equal pay." (Morgan et al opposition to Solo's motion)
4 comments about "What They're Saying: Alex Morgan".
  1. Ben Myers, July 29, 2019 at 1:10 p.m.

    Solo has a lot of nerve.  She also wants to be part of some sort of settlement.

  2. Bob Ashpole replied, July 29, 2019 at 2:36 p.m.

    By definition, any member of a class would have some say in a settlement.  

  3. Bill Dooley, July 29, 2019 at 1:32 p.m.

    Fresh from the victory laps over the accuracy of her pre-WWC Jill Ellis comments, the tiresome Hope Solo again crawls out of the woodwork. 

  4. Hans Bertelsen, July 30, 2019 at 7:37 a.m.

    Currently I’m not a big fan of Hope Solo but she was fighting for equal play when Alex Morgan was 10 yrs old. From what I’ve read she had filed a case before the rest of team. At this point if there is any extra $$ to be handed out it should be on lessons on how to represent your country in a National Team

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