New US Soccer leadership: Settling women’s lawsuit priority

NEW YORK (AP) — The new president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation say settling a lawsuit filed by women’s national team players is a priority.

“A lot of damage has been done,” president Cindy Parlow Cone said Tuesday during her first news conference since taking over when Carlos Cordeiro quit on March 12.

Will Wilson, a former MLS executive and the uncle of retired NFL quarterback Andrew Luck, was hired as chief executive officer Monday to replace Dan Flynn, who retired in September. Wilson said he was “shocked and disappointed” by the USSF’s legal filings against the women.

Players claim they have not been paid equally to the men’s national team and asked for more than $66
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