Oct 5 (Reuters) – The National Women’s Soccer League Players’ Association (NWSLPA) stated Wednesday’s video games will happen as scheduled however their “demands will be forthcoming” after allegations of misconduct towards former North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley.
NWSL video games on the weekend have been postponed after The Athletic on Thursday outlined allegations of sexual coercion and misconduct by Riley, who led the Courage to back-to-back NWSL championships in 2018 and 2019, after talking to greater than a dozen gamers he coached since 2010. learn extra
Portland Thorns, the place Riley served as head coach from 2014-15, stated on Monday they remorse their position in “a systemic failure across women’s professional soccer”. The Athletic beforehand stated Riley denied “the majority” of the allegations detailed in its report.
“We have taken the weekend’s pause to evaluate. We acknowledge that we will not process the pain of the last several days in one weekend or one week,” the NWSLPA said on Tuesday.
“In the midst of statements that leagues and clubs are quick to release, we have been listening to one another.
“Today, we stand with Mana (Shim), Sinead (Farrelly) and Kaiya (McCullough) as they proceed to inform their tales. We have made the choice to proceed with Wednesday night time’s scheduled competitors, however our calls for shall be forthcoming.”
The NWSL fired commissioner Lisa Baird and world soccer governing body FIFA launched a preliminary investigation into the matter on Friday. read more
The NWSL’s board of governors said on Sunday it formed a new executive committee and U.S. Soccer said it had retained former U.S. Attorney and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to investigate allegations of abuse and misconduct. read more
Editing by Christian Radnedge