NWSL Calls Off Weekend Games After Allegations Against Coach
Oct 1, 2021, 3:21 PM
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AP – The National Women’s Soccer League will not play the games scheduled for this weekend as it deals with the fallout from allegations of sexual misconduct against a former coach.
North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley was fired by the team following a report in The Athletic that detailed the alleged misconduct, which included claims from two former players of sexual coercion.
— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) September 30, 2021
The NWSL did not specify whether the games were canceled or postponed.
The NWSL announces an update regarding this weekend's matches
— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) October 1, 2021
Commissioner Lisa Baird says the decision was made with the players’ union.