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U.S. Soccer won't argue in court that women's game requires less skill, effort

Julie Foudy is not concerned about the USWNT's veteran core having to wait another year for the Olympics.
Julie Foudy examines how the Olympic delay benefits Alex Morgan and, by effect, the USWNT.
Abby Wambach explains how important it was to have her family witness her 100th USWNT goal.
Mia Hamm says her final USWNT game was filled with mixed emotions about moving on and looking to the future.
Abby Wambach shares her reaction to U.S. Soccer's legal filing in the equal pay lawsuit made by the USWNT.
USWNT legend Mia Hamm describes the disappointment she felt reading U.S. Soccer's stance on equal pay.
Julie Foudy reacts to Cindy Parlow Cone's comments about USWNT's gender discrimination lawsuit against USSF.

The U.S. Soccer Federation will no longer argue in court that the women's national team players perform work requiring less skill, effort and responsibility than men's players.

- USWNT star Carli Lloyd chats with ESPN's Herculez Gomez

This was confirmed in new filings in the gender discrimination lawsuit between U.S. Soccer and members of the women's national team.

This latest filing is a joint stipulation effectively asking the court not to consider that one part of the overall arguments U.S....

McKennie: USMNT will rise above negative vibe, use it as 'fuel'

Schalke's Weston McKennie tells Herculez Gomez how negative views about the USMNT affect the current side.
Weston McKennie reveals what makes USMNT teammate Christian Pulisic such a special talent to play alongside.
Weston McKennie tells Herculez Gomez there was nothing FC Dallas could have done to stop him joining Schalke.

United States men's national team midfielder Weston McKennie said that players from the USMNT squad will rise above recent failures and will use it as fuel to fight for objectives such as qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Speaking with ESPN's Herculez Gomez, the Schalke star added the next generation of U.S. players don't dwell on not reaching the 2018 World Cup and that it is time to move on.

- Herc's full chat with McKennie on U.S. Soccer, Bundesliga, and more!

"Whenever you...

Donovan's World Cup heroics, Leicester's long-shot title, Man United's UCL miracle: The best moment I have seen

Ian Darke explains what it was like calling Landon Donovan's goal at the 2010 World Cup in real time.
Herculez Gomez and Ian Darke look back on Landon Donovan's goal to keep the USMNT in the 2010 World Cup.
Julie Foudy looks back on Landon Donovan's goal vs. Algeria to help the U.S. advance at the 2010 World Cup.
Ahead of his return to the Camp Nou, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reflects on his role in Man United's historic comeback win over Bayern Munich in 1999.

Over the years, our writers have been present for some of the game's greatest occasions. In the latest installment of a multi-part series, they tell the story of the best moments they have seen in person, which include Landon Donovan's late World Cup winner, Leicester winning the unlikeliest of titles and Man United turning around the 1999 Champions League final.

Jeff Carlisle's pick: Donovan sparks World Cup delirium

The match: United States 1-0 Algeria (2010)
The place: Pretoria

When the...

U.S. Soccer tones down language in new USWNT equal pay court filings

Abby Wambach shares her reaction to U.S. Soccer's legal filing in the equal pay lawsuit made by the USWNT.
USWNT legend Mia Hamm describes the disappointment she felt reading U.S. Soccer's stance on equal pay.
Julie Foudy reacts to Cindy Parlow Cone's comments about USWNT's gender discrimination lawsuit against USSF.

In a new federal court filing for an ongoing equal pay dispute, lawyers for the U.S. Soccer Federation backed away from previous strident language suggesting that the U.S. women's national team performs a job that requires less skill or effort than that of male counterparts, and thus that the jobs cannot be compared equally.

Incendiary language to that effect in previous filings ultimately led to Carlos Cordeiro's resignation this month as USSF president.

U.S. Soccer and members of the USWNT...

United States' Adams: Reyna 'makes everything look easy,' like Pulisic

Tyler Adams says Timo Werner's ability to score from different angles makes his job as a midfielder much easier.

Seventeen-year-old Giovanni Reyna has appeared in each of Borussia Dortmund's past 11 matches, one short of the number Christian Pulisic achieved with the club in his age-16 season in Dortmund. And compatriot and fellow Bundesliga standout Tyler Adams views Reyna as being as gifted as Pulisic among the U.S.'s most talented players.

Reyna made his breakthrough with the Black and Yellow first team earlier this spring, making headlines with a wonderstrike in the DFB-Pokal last month -- becoming...