By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer

U.S. women's national team players have vowed to appeal following a ruling by a federal judge in Los Angeles that curtailed their equal pay case against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The ruling limited the team's lawsuit, shocking the players and other advocates for equal pay. But legal experts say that doesn't mean they've lost. In addition to appeals, players could still reach a settlement with the federation. They've been encouraged to keep up the fight from many corners, including by the men's national team.