The soccer team that won the U.S. Women’s National Team’s title in 2014 is facing serious financial pressure, as a group of former players are suing the team, saying it is not providing health care for its players.
The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Florida, says the team’s payments to medical staff are too high, and the players do not receive adequate treatment from the team.
It also says the players are denied access to medical care at the highest levels of the organization, including through the USWNT’s national training facility in Tampa.
“The players’ continued reliance on the United States Soccer Federation to provide health care services and support is detrimental to the health and well-being of the players and their families,” the suit states.
“The U. S. Soccer Federation has made significant efforts to ensure that its teams are operating in accordance with established medical and safety policies.
The defendants have failed to implement those policies in a timely and timely manner and has failed to comply with the applicable laws, regulations, and training and development guidelines.”
The players have sued the USF in the U, in a separate suit filed in Florida on Thursday, alleging that the US Soccer Federation’s failure to provide adequate health care and training to its players is a violation of the Players’ Bill of Rights.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the US Team’s players, who allege that USF failed to provide them with adequate training and medical care and instead forced them to work with other players in a bid to keep them from playing for the team in the 2014 World Cup.
USF has been embroiled in a number of lawsuits since the World Cup, including one brought against the federation by former players from the women’s national team.
The women’s team also sued USF on Wednesday over a series of lawsuits it filed against former players and officials in July 2015 alleging that it failed to protect them from domestic violence and sexual assault.
The suits, which also allege USF violated federal labor law by failing to pay the players on time, allege that the players have not been paid for training and physical education since they were injured during the World Championships.