In a tweet on Saturday afternoon, the Democratic presidential candidate allegedly pushed the women’s national team not to give up against them.
“It’s not over yet. For @ USSoccer: the same salary, now. Or if I’m president, you can go elsewhere for World Cup funding,” he wrote on Twitter.
“When we support them at the World Cup, we must support their struggle off the pitch at the same pay,” he wrote on Twitter. “By 2019, it’s time we close the payment gap and ensure women are paid as much as men. #OneNationOneTeam”
Friday’s ruling was issued in response to a motion for a short ruling to cancel a lawsuit by the federation in the US District Court for the Central District of California, according to the court’s filing.
The lawsuit accuses the US Football Federation’s payment practices of being unfair and discriminatory.
Judge R. Gary Klausner said on Friday in his decision that USWNT members failed to prove any form of wage discrimination based on the Equal Pay Act. He said the women’s team played more games and made more money than the men’s team.
Molly Levinson, a spokesman for the players, said they would appeal the decision. The trial is scheduled for June 16.