Lydia Wahlke has resigned as the U.S. Soccer Federation’s chief legal officer, the USSF has confirmed to ESPN.
In a statement to ESPN, the USSF said that Wahlke had resigned her position and “agreed to provide consulting services as requested through Sept. 15. We would like to thank Lydia for all her hard work and dedication during her time with U.S. Soccer, and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
Wahlke’s decision comes in the wake of an investigation by an outside law firm into the USSF’s legal strategy as it pertained to the equal pay lawsuit filed by members of the U.S. women’s national team. Earlier this year, the USSF and its lawyers filed documents containing inflammatory language stating that the players didn’t have the same skill, ability, and responsibility as their male counterparts.
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