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U.S. women’s soccer Olympic boycott ‘on the table,’ Becky Sauerbrunn says

Becky Sauerbrunn

in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.


U.S. women’s soccer team co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn said players could decide in July to boycott August’s Olympics if nothing has changed regarding a wage-discrimination complaint filed against U.S. Soccer two weeks ago.

“It [an Olympic boycott] would still be on the table,” Sauerbrunn said in an ESPNW interview published Sunday. “We are reserving every right to do so. We’re leaving every avenue open. If nothing has changed, we don’t feel real progress has been made, then it’s a conversation we’re going to have.”

Sauerbrunn’s comments were firmer than Alex Morgan‘s response on March 31 to Matt Lauer‘s question if players would boycott matches or strike.

“I think that’s why we’re here taking this action and filing this complaint,” Morgan said then.

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