“There may be a bigger goal, in which court proceedings are just a tactic in a bigger fight,” Spiggle said. “Even though the big demands have been stunned, the fact that this is going on is a win for the women`s team, because they will remain in public for as long as they last and until there is a trial. And that could put them in a better bargaining position in other collective agreements later. “We are pleased to inform you that U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Women`s National Team Players Association have ratified a new collective agreement that will strengthen the women`s program in the United States, develop football around the world, and improve the professional lives of players on and off the field. We are proud of the hard work and commitment to thoughtful dialogue that is reflected in this process, and we look forward to strengthening our partnership in the future. The unequal compensation rights of the USWNT is rooted in the fact that the players on the men`s team have the right to earn much more money than the players on the women`s team could ever win. The team`s lawyers argued that the $66 million in damages claimed by the players is the amount they would have earned if they had received the rate “set out in the USMNT collective agreement.” In essence, women argued that if men had achieved exactly the success of women, men would have earned $66 million more than they actually earned. The new USSF lawyer focused his argument on the various collective agreements negotiated by the respective unions for the men`s and women`s national teams. Klausner focused on these differences in his summary judgment against the players in relation to their CLAIMS from the EPO. In the fall of 2012, the organization began negotiating a new collective agreement. However, due to the approaching deadline for the integration of the Women`s National Team into the newly created National Women`s Soccer League (NWSL), negotiations have been complicated and several issues have not been resolved.
 Regardless of this, the parties agreed to the implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding with the extent that a fully integrated CBA would be implemented once the remaining issues had been resolved.  Represented by John B. . . .