The agreement, filed at United States District Court for the Central District of California, is equal to labor peace and legal maneuvers. For the players and their lawyers, the agreement is an opportunity: by clarifying their questions about working conditions, the women stars have opened the way for an appeal against the decision of a judge in May who had rejected most of their demands for equal pay. In February 2016, the association took THE COMPANY to court and asked for a decision on whether the existing agreement constituted a CBA. A federal court ruled in favor of the association in June of the same year. But by then, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo had already filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Commission for wage discrimination. In 2000, the Players Association was certified as an exclusive negotiator for the national women`s football team.  From its inception until the fall of 2014, the Players Association was based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Meanwhile, the organization was represented in its interactions with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) by its General Counsel and Executive Director, John B. Langel.  In November 2014, the association put Councillor Rich Nichols as its new Executive Director. As a result, they moved their headquarters to Keller, Texas. Nichols worked until December 2016 in contract negotiations with the American Soccer Federation. The following year, the players of the U.S. women`s team announced that they had hired Becca Roux as the new interim executive director. Roux was responsible for preparing the team for new collective negotiations with the American Football Federation.  As the current Executive Director, Roux works with the team to define the strategic vision of revenue generations and social impact by integrating the player platform. She is also working on efforts to close the gender pay equity gap.  American football officials did not immediately respond to TIME`s request.