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World Cup: US Women’s Soccer Team Strives For Wins On The Field And In The Courtroom

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Ahead of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, soccer journalist Caitlin Murray discusses her new book about the history behind the U.S. Women’s National Team and its long struggle for greater equity.

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Aired: June 4, 2019 | Transcript

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Cover of the book, "The National Team," by sports journalist Caitlin Murray.

The 2019 Women’s World Cup gets underway Friday in France and the no. 1 ranked U.S. national team is hoping to come home with another golden trophy.

While the women's team has been successful on the field, winning three World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals, off the field, it’s a different story.

Earlier this year, members of the team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Soccer journalist Caitlin Murray said the U.S. Women’s National Team has been fighting for greater equity since its formation in the 1980s. She explored the behind-the-scenes history of the team along with its triumphs and challenges in a new book, “The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer.”

Murray joined Midday Edition Tuesday to discuss the team's long struggle for greater equity and her predictions for the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

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